It was just another California fire, terrible but much the same as all the others. Then celebrities were involved and it became a huge story. "I was watching the football game with my son, and my wife called and said, 'Montecito's on fire -- get out!'," actor Rob Lowe told Oprah Winfrey, his Montecito neighbor. “We got in the car, pulled out of the driveway and the entire mountain behind us was flames, 200 feet high shooting up into the air." Oprah’s $50 million spread escaped the blaze, but her tony neighbors took the full blast. One photograph shows a burned out Porsche left in the driveway of an absent homeowner. The winds are expected to pick up Saturday and burn more homes in the hills near Santa Barbara.
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