According to NBC News, the Los Angeles wildfires ravaging the area near Bel-Air have now begun to consume Rupert Murdoch’s property.
“This is the $30-million house and vineyard property that is owned by Rupert Murdoch,” NBC Los Angeles reported on the latest victim of the 125-acre Skirball fire. “And it looks like it is burning on the hillside.”
Murdoch owns the Moraga Estate vineyard, which is right near the 405 Freeway, which has been partially closed as fires rage.
Bloomberg News reports that the area around Murdoch’s Moraga vineyard in Bel-Air was ordered evacuated as firefighters battled wind-whipped fires that continue to spread.
Murdoch’s property is “a wine growing estate in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 600 to 900 feet, five miles from the Pacific Ocean,” according to the Moraga’s website.
The 86-year-old Australian-born media mogul lives in a 7,500-square-foot house on the estate with wife Jerry Hall.
Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to first responders while writing that thoughts and prayers were with everyone in the fire’s path, but he didn’t mention that his buddy’s house was about to burn down to the ground.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of California’s wildfires. I encourage everyone to heed the advice and orders of local and state officials. THANK YOU to all First Responders for your incredible work! https://t.co/g9y9PkB352
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2017
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) December 6, 2017