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Rob and Oprah dish about Montecito fire

November 14, 2008 |  6:21 pm

There are a lot of celebrities with homes in Montecito. Today, two of the them chatted on national television about the fire. From the Associated Press:

Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe, Montecito neighbors, commiserated by phone Friday during the taping of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” While the homes of each had apparently escaped damage as of Friday evening, they talked at length about their friends and neighbors who weren’t so lucky.

“It started last night and so far it’s been reported that as many as 100 homes have been destroyed,” Winfrey said. “A lot of them are friends and neighbors of mine so it’s not a good morning for us.... Some of my friends left their homes with only their dogs last night as I was calling, 'Are you all right? Are you all right?’ They said, 'We have the dogs and the kids aren’t here, so we’re OK.’ ”

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Los Angeles Times