Rupert Murdoch's Bel-Air Home and Vineyard Targeted by Los Angeles Fire

Courtesy of Moraga Vineyards
Moraga Vineyards

Courtesy of Moraga Vineyards Moraga Vineyards

Roxanne Langer at Moraga Vineyards in Bel Air said a temperature-controlled wine storage shed burned after the fire erupted before dawn, but it was unclear how much wine was lost.

Wildfires raging throughout California have reached the house of Rupert Murdoch, according to NBC News. Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall occupy a 7,500-square-foot house on the property.

A wildfire scorched a building at a winery estate owned by 21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Moraga posted a statement on its Twitter account: "We are watching the situation unfold very carefully along with everyone else. Our main concern at the moment is for the safety of our neighbors and first respoders".

A winery employee, reached by phone, could not confirm to Variety whether the property or its facilities had been affected by the fire but said that all employees had been evacuated. Several homes in the Bel-Air neighborhood had caught fire, Hollywood Life reported.

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People in Murdoch's estate, along with other homes in Bel-Air and nearby Sherman Oaks, were ordered to evacuate.

Murdoch's property at 1050 Moraga Ave. was bought in August 2013 for $28.8 million from former Northrop Corp. The estate is located near the 405 freeway, which authorities have closed. I encourage everyone to heed the advice and orders of local and state officials.

Although no casualties have been reported, the fires have forced mass evacuations, cancellation of classes at dozens of schools and resulted in the loss of power at more than 250,000 homes in Ventura County.

The Skirball Fire alone has already burned more than 150 acres, with winds gusting to more than 50 miles per hour.

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