The beachfront rental home of former syndicated talk show host Ricki Lake burned down over the weekend, according to the Associated Press.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies answering a 911 call Saturday found Lake, 41, her two sons and their dog standing safely outside the burning house in Malibu, Calif. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in 20 minutes, but the home was destroyed, the story said.
As the source of the blaze, Sheriff’s Lt. Rich Erickson cited a couch that caught fire when Lake was refueling a portable heater. The incident shut down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway for 90 minutes, the story added.