Childhood Home of 'RHOBH' Star Burns Down in California Wildfires

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kyle Richards is mourning the loss of her childhood home in the massive California wildfires that are now larger than Boston and New York City combined, according to CNN.

"I'm so sad to hear that my childhood home that I grew up in and my parents built , burned down," she tweeted. "I lived there from 2 or 3 years old until I was 18. So many memories. #belairfire #skirballfire."

The Thomas Fire and subsequent wildfires have now destroyed more than 1,000 structures and forced hundreds to evacuate.

Fans and friends offered their support and prayers to the Bravo star in these tough times.

Richards isn't the only celebrity being affected by the fires. Scream Queens actress Lea Michelle, model Chrissy Teigen and Ellen DeGeneres have all evacuated their homes, they have revealed, in some instances having only moments to grab a few items before fleeing.

Lea Michele opened up to the The Hollywood Reporter about her thoughts in the final moments before evacuating.

"I had 2 minutes to think what I would take, I grabbed my cat and that's all," she said. "All you need is to surround yourself with the people you love."


DeGeneres tweeted a message of support to her community after evacuating her and wife Portia de Rossi's pets from their home, which she said was "under threat of being burned."

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