May 3, 2013 12:42 PM
Clockwise from top left: The multi-million dollar mansions of Britney Spears, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand
Unfortunately it's wildfire season again in Southern California, and some of the poshest celebrity pads in Malibu and Calabasas are dangerously close to the latest blaze!
Firefighters are currently battling a series of brush-fueled wildfires off of the PCH, including one that burned right to the beach in Ventura County and another that was pushing towards a number of homes in Malibu. The combination of high temperatures, low humidity and brittle brush created a recipe for disaster, and on Thursday an eight-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway was shut down as flames raced down hillsides toward the Pacific Ocean. On Friday there were 6 separate fires, and the largest blaze (dubbed the Springs Fire) grew to 10,000 acres and was only 10 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention.
Stars like Justin Bieber and Britney Spears have massive mansions that sit on one end of the fires near Calabasas and Thousand Oaks, and the Malibu hills homes of stars like Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg touch the southern tip of the blaze.
Back in November of 2007 many of the same stars were actually forced to evacuate from the area when the infamous Corral fire destroyed over 50 luxury houses and burned through 4,650 acres of land. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his million-dollar mansion, while Minnie Driver and Matthew McConaughey were evacuated from their houses.
“We are asking members of the public to be very aware: This is very dangerous,” said Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Tom Kruschke. “This is still a moving fire. If you were asked to evacuate, it will be a while before you are allowed in. And if at one point you are uncomfortable, please leave the area. It’s not safe to stay.”
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