Maui wildfires threaten to engulf Oprahs home and other celebrity properties

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The Hawaii wildfires have continued to ravage the island leaving a trail of decimated homes – and are even threatening the million-dollar mansions belonging to A-Listers including Oprah Winfrey and Jeff Bezos.

The historic town of Lahaina where Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood filmed his 2010 hit drama Hereafter was also destroyed and burned beyond recognition.

The once idyllic resort town was also home to Mick Fleetwood’s American-style restaurant, Fleetwood on Front Street.

“This is a devastating moment for Maui, and many are suffering unimaginable loss,” the British rocker wrote on social media.

He shared his heartbreak for the residents and employees: “Fleetwood’s on Front Street has been lost and while we are heartbroken, our main priority is the safety of our dear staff and team members.”

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The President of the United States Joe Biden declared the wildfires a major disaster and deployed funding to aid state and local recovery efforts.

As well as local residents, Maui has been a home-from-home for many celebrities such as Amazon titan Jeff Bezos who purchased a 14-acre estate in 2021.

The $78 million mansion is surrounded by acres of dormant lava fields in Le Perious Bay which remains less impacted than other areas.

Meanwhile, Oprah’s 870 acres of land worth $6.6 million is at risk in Kula as up to 80 homes have already been evacuated, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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As a famed Maui resident for over 15 years, Oprah also has homes on the island near Hāna and Mount Haleakala which is reportedly still safe.

While the former TV host has yet to make a public statement about the devastation, she was spotted visiting the evacuees in Maui.

Oprah was seen talking to residents and volunteers as they congregated together at a donation drop-off center for victims.

The group Kakoo-Haleakala told Hawaii News Now she offered to buy supplies for the shelter, including cots, blankets, and toiletries.

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Eastwood is another long-time resident of the scenic island as he reportedly started living in Maui during the late 1970s.

His property is situated in Kapalua, a stretch along the northwest coast less than 10 miles from Lahaina.

Other famous Maui residents reportedly include Jim Carrey, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

Former President Barack Obama, who was born in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, stated: “It’s tough to see some of the images coming out of Hawai’i — a place that’s so special to so many of us, adding: “Michelle and I are thinking of everyone who has lost a loved one, or whose life has been turned upside down.”

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