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Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi forced to evacuate their mansion

With blazing fires continuing to engulf Southern California, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi  Ellen DeGeneres have been forced to evacuate their home — a beachfront property that’s been on sale since March.

Currently, the fires have spread through an area bigger than Boston and New York combined: The Thomas Fire now spans over 230,000 acres and is the fifth largest fire in California history.

In a recent tweet, Ellen reveals “our house is under threat of being burned.”

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“We just had to evacuate our pets.”

Later, she posted an update: “Everyone in the Montecito area is checking up on each other and helping to get people and animals to safety.”

“I’m proud to be a part of this community.

I’m sending lots of love and gratitude to the fire department and sheriffs.”

“Thank you all.”

Currently, roughly 4,000 firefighters are working around the clock in the hopes of extinguishing the blaze.