Ellen DeGeneres (Getty Images)The wildfires ripping through Ventura County, California, hit close to home -- quite literally -- for Ellen DeGeneres.
On Tuesday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show," the 55-year-old talk show host took a few minutes for serious conversation, specifically to thank the firefighters who worked to contain the blaze, which spread to more than 28,000 acres and threatened 4,000 homes, including her own ranch in Hidden Valley. The comedian and her wife Portia de Rossi's sprawling property, which was featured in the May issue of Elle Décor, was in the path of fire, but was ultimately saved thanks to the massive rescue efforts.
"I was watching our house on the news," said DeGeneres, who evacuated the horses from the multi-structure ranch but had a caretaker there overseeing the property. "The helicopter was above our house. It’s just surreal to be watching ... that’s our house."
She showed photos of the property with flames andRead More »from Ellen DeGeneres Thanks Firefighters for Containing the California Wildfires, Which Threatened Her Home