While the talk-show titan is taping in Chicago, her $50 million Montecito, California, ranch is being evacuated. Find out why now.

Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

Oprah Winfrey's plush Southern California home is being threatened by wildfires. The mogul is in Chicago taping her talk show, but her $50 million Montecito ranch is being evacuated, according to the New York Daily News. Wildfires are racing through the area near Santa Barbara, forcing at least 30, 500 people out of their homes.—ZH

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