Rupert Murdoch's $30M Bel-Air vineyard is a fireball right now

Rupert Murdoch's $30M Bel-Air vineyard is a fireball right now

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall.

The fire brought back memories of the 1961 Bel-Air fire, in which movie stars including Maureen O'Hara and Fred MacMurray fought to save their homes - a seminal event that fed apocalyptic visions of Los Angeles for decades to come. Even Rupert Murdoch's Moraga Estate vineyard is not immune to the flames, which NBC 4 in Los Angeles reported was being consumed in the 125 acre brush fire.

The home of Rupert Murdoch, located on the Moraga Estate vineyard just outside of Los Angeles, has been caught in the blazes of the wildfires now burning their way across the greater L.A. area.

Firefighters scrambled Wednesday afternoon to make progress against the Skirball fire burning in Bel-Air before the return of strong winds that could blow the fire across the 405 Freeway.

Lopez bought a $28 million estate in Bel Air previous year while Aniston owns a $20 million property in the neighborhood, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"The Bel Air fire of '61 had a similar footprint. we lost over 500 homes in that fire".

Moraga Vineyards does fall within the evacuated area. The main residence is 7,724 square foot and the property includes a two bedroom guest house and a 4,400 square-foot office building. We believe the winery and house are still intact.

The Skirball fire broke out early Wednesday morning and has already stretched more than 100 acres.

In the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, the Creek Fire destroyed at least 30 homes, blackened more than 11,000 acres and forced the evacuation of 2,500 homes and a convalescent centre north of Interstate 210 on Tuesday.

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