Fire Threatens Rupert Murdoch’s $30 Million Winery
Not even mogul Rupert Murdoch is safe from mother nature. The billionaire’s $30 million property, which houses its own winery, has been threatened by the SoCal fires.
As firefighters were working to survey the affected areas, they drove by Murdoch’s property and noticed a portion of his vineyards were on fire and filling the immediate area with smoke. A team of Los Angeles County firefights pried open his gate and rushed in to assess how to fight the flames, which were burning on a slope. Eventually, helicopters were used to drop water onto the fire. Murdoch later released a statement saying, “television footage showed there may be damage to some buildings in the upper vineyard area, but the house and the winery appear to be intact.”