Rupert Murdoch's LA home 'burning down' in wildfire

Rupert Murdoch's estate is dangerously close to the fast moving fire and is completely covered in smoke as of Wednesday afternoon

It's unclear if the fire is burning the vineyard or the house as well.

Mr Murdoch's property at 1050 Moraga Avenue was bought in August 2013 for US$28.8 million from former Northrop Corp CEO Tom Jones.

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. "Our main concern at the moment is for the safety of our neighbours and first responders".

One of the wildfires raging across Los Angeles may be targeting Rupert Murdoch's home and vineyard.

A Moraga employee reached by phone said all employees had been evacuated, but could not confirm whether the property or its facilities had been directly impacted by the fire.

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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.

Authorities have not issued an official evacuation but are advising residents to leave Mandeville Canyon, which has become popular for the stars and other members of the Hollywood elite "thanks to its privacy and 'country living, '" the Hollywood Reporter said. The vineyard is located near the 405 Freeway, which has been partially closed down.

The Skirball fire has burned more than 150 acres as Santa Ana winds continue to create unsafe conditions.

UCLA, which is less than five miles away from the fire, made a decision to close classes for the day, the Hollywood Reporter said.

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