The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House

Courtesy of Moraga Vineyards
Moraga Vineyards

The fire brought back memories of the 1961 Bel-Air fire, in which movie stars including Maureen O'Hara and Fred MacMurray fought to save their homes - a seminal event that fed apocalyptic visions of Los Angeles for decades to come.

Local news affiliate NBC4 reported Wednesday that the estate, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles and across the 405 freeway from the Getty Museum, was "burning down".

Murdoch acquired the Moraga vineyard in 2013.

"From initial reports, we're hearing it belongs to Rupert Murdoch".

According to the real estate news site Curbed, Murdoch's home was valued at close to $30 million when he purchased it.

"The Bel Air fire of '61 had a similar footprint. we lost over 500 homes in that fire". However, he believes " the winery and house are still intact".

The dramatic Skirball fire, which erupted in Los Angeles early Wednesday, may have reached Rupert Murdoch's Bel-Air estate and has threatened other multimillion estates in nearby neighborhoods whose star residents include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"The property was evacuated but based on what we are seeing on TV there may be some damage to some buildings in the upper vineyard area", he said in a statement on Twitter.

Murdoch lives in the 7,500-square-foot house with his wife Jerry Hall.

The Skirball Fire alone has already burned more than 150 acres, with winds gusting to more than 50 miles per hour. The fire is now being fought by hundreds of firefighters, Los Angeles Daily News reports, and at least four homes have already been destroyed.

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