Rupert Murdoch's Moraga Estate vineyard home has experienced some damage after getting caught in the blazing Skirball Fire. Murdoch purchased the 13-acre winery in 2013. The vineyard is northeast of the Getty Center and was evacuated Wednesday morning by the LAFD. Murdoch confirmed that his home had been evacuated and sustained some damage to the surrounding grounds but that the main home and winery are intact.
Read Murdoch's full statement:
The situation at Moraga Bel Air is very fluid at the moment. The property was evacuated but based on what we are seeing on TV there may be damage to some buildings in the upper vineyard area. We believe the winery and house are still intact. We are monitoring the situation as closely as we can and are grateful to the efforts of all first responders. Some of our neighbors have suffered heavy losses and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.
Murdoch is not the only high-profile name associated with these evacuations. The mandatory evacuation orders were placed on a large area of Bel Air as well as other neighborhoods between Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard. Notable residents include Gwyneth Paltrow and talent agent Ari Emanuel.