Residents of Southern California are no stranger to the threat of bush-fires. With the temperatures climbing and the Santa Ana winds picking up, it’s a recipe for disaster as many found out over the past few days. And bush-fires are indiscriminate… they approach both celebrity and non-celebrity alike as Ellen DeGeneres found out this weekend.
While she was not out at the property at the time, Ellen had to helplessly watch the news as one of her homes was right in the middle of the huge blaze in Camarillo, California. And in true Ellen fashion, she wanted to thank the brave men and women that worked on containing the fire.
According to E!, in the monologue she taped for Tuesday’s Ellen, she talks about the experiences over the weekend. “It was really scary. I don’t know if you were watching the news over the weekend here in Los Angeles in the California area… There were just fires everywhere. This is our farm. I wasn’t there.”
Over the weekend, Ellen posted pictures on her Facebook page about the progress of the fire and scenes at the farm. She showed some of these during the episode saying, “We had someone there taking care of it… we had to evacuate the horses and scary as can be. That’s one of the cabins, it’s like right behind. Just unbelievable, the air quality still really, really bad out there. But everything was charred. People lost a lot of land. No houses were lost.”
In talking about the firefighters who go out, often leaving their own homes behind unguarded, she said, “The firefighters are amazing. You women and men who do this are amazing… the firefighters were based in several homes in our area. And our farm was one of them… we had 16 firefighters that spent the night there. Sylvia is our housekeeper she got a picture with the guys that were there. Amazing”
"The firefighters were based in several homes in our area. And our farm was one of them. They were on our property. And we had 16 firefighters that spent the night there. Sylvia is our housekeeper she got a picture with the guys that were there. Amazing… They worked so, so hard. So thank you to all the firefighters everywhere."
Watch her monologue that includes the pics from the fire below: