Neverland Ranch is on fire
According to Noozehawk, the “freshest news in Santa Barbara,” Neverland Ranch was on fire earlier today. The magical 3,000 acre home was under siege (from fire) when an “an improperly-maintained barbecue-hood system” burst into flame, although the seige (fire) was out by the time the U.S. Forest Service unit arrived shortly after 10 a.m.
This is not the first time the fabled children’s dreamland has been set ablaze by an angry Old Testement God; in 2006, 100 firefighters responded to a wildfire which had overtaken 40 acres of the property.
We’re not sure what happened to the Neverland Ranch Fire Department, but it seems they might have departed when the home’s former owner, singer / dancer Michael Jackson, moved out in 2005, eventually dying.
Small Fire at Neverland Ranch
Santa Barbara County Firefighters are on the scene of a small fire at 5225 Figueroa Mountain Road near Los Olivos. The property now called Sycamore Valley Ranch is the former home of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
Fire officials say the fire broke out at 10:08 Tuesday morning in an outside barbeque grill. Three county engines and Forest Service personnel responded, but the fire was out by the time they arrived on scene.
Officials also say the fire was contained to just the hood of the grill.
There are no reports of injuries or damage.