Posted by Bossip Staff
In Montecito, Yorba Linda, Corona, and Brea, California, fires have been blazing out of control for 2 days now and hundreds of homes have been lost:
Southern Californians weathered a second straight day of devastation Saturday as wind-blasted wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes, shut down major freeways and forced thousands of residents in the path of flames to flee to safety. Montecito, ranked by Forbes magazine in 2006 as the seventh most expensive area in the US, with an average home price of $2.9m (£1.9m), is a popular retreat for the rich and famous. Celebrities such as talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood actors Michael Douglas, Jeff Bridges and Rob Lowe all own property in the area.
A wildfire stoked by powerful Santa Ana winds damaged or destroyed at least 42 homes in Yorba Linda and Corona Saturday and charred more than 1,000 acres.The fire forced thousands to evacuate the area, while streets and freeways were snarled with traffic.A smaller fire also burned in Brea, near Carbon Canyon and Olinda Village.
It is rumored that the fire was started by an ex-owner of a home. Apparently, it made more sense for him to set that b*tch ablaze once it foreclosed.
We have several pictures from the fire below.
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