Rupert Murdoch's Bel-Air Home and Vineyard Targeted by Los Angeles Fire

Rupert Murdoch's Bel-Air Home and Vineyard Targeted by Los Angeles Fire

Rupert Murdoch's home and winery in the Bel Air enclave of Los Angeles are under threat from nearby wildfires.

On Moraga Drive on Wednesday, gray smoke surrounded Murdoch's property, but the compound burned. It has forced multiple evacuations and the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center was shut down.

As for Murdoch's house, given that it's a property owned by a man who once tweeted this...

"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.

She said firefighters stepped in to douse the flames with the aid of helicopters and that other storage sheds, the winery itself and the estate's unoccupied house are not damaged.

An NBC4 reporter was live from outside the 21st Century Fox exec's spread this morning as flames approached, but the channel switched to other wildfire coverage before it caught fire.

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Murdoch purchased the property for $30 million in 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.

The Skirball fire has burned more than 150 acres as Santa Ana winds continue to create risky conditions. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency.

President Trump tweeted his thanks to first responders while writing that thoughts and prayers were with everyone in the fire's path.

No casualties have yet been reported but thousands of homes are threatened by the fires, including in the luxury Bel Air area.

Major evacuations have taken place as a result of the various blazes north of Los Angeles County, which have destroyed more than 85 square miles of land.

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