Rob Lowe Flees Home

Actor's house caught up in wildfires
Sunday , 16 November 2008
Rob Lowe Flees Home

Hollywood star ROB LOWE and his family have fled their California home as wildfires sweep through their Montecito neighbourhood.

The 44-year-old actor called into OPRAH WINFREY's TV talk show on Friday to describe his dramatic escape from the blaze that threatens to destroy his house, and Oprah's - the daytime queen has a pad nearby too.

Lowe said, "We got in the car, pulled out of the driveway and the entire mountain behind us was flames, 200 feet high, shooting into the air...This thing came on so fast, you just can't believe it.

"I've watched 12 or 13 homes burn to the ground. It's so tragic. It was Armageddon."

Winfrey added, "All our prayers are with all the folks and neighbours in Santa Barbara. Hope you're well today. And those of you who lost your homes, our hearts go out to you."

The Lowe and Winfrey properties are currently safe from the flames; but other celebrity neighbours MICHAEL DOUGLAS, KEVIN COSTNER, JEFF BRIDGES and ELLEN DeGENERESare on standby to flee their homes in the Montecito and Santa Barbara areas, where more than 100 houses have burned to the ground.