Brad Pitt’s beach home under ‘threat to life’ evacuation warning as wildfire rages nearby

Brad Pitt’s property falls in an evacuation warning zone (Image: Getty Images for Turner)

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Brad Pitt 's multi-million pound beach house is under threat from a nearby wildfire.

His Californian property is dangerously close to the on-going Alisal wildfire which is threatening the area.

The 57-year-old bought the mansion in 2000, but the extreme fire has left the property at risk after it was included in the evacuation warning zone, meaning there is a potential risk to life and property.

The blazing flames began on Monday afternoon and had already engulfed over 15,000 acres of land by Wednesday evening.

A source in Hollywood told The Sun that Brad and Jennifer Aniston used to spend a lot of time at the property before they split. He reportedly refused to get rid of it after marrying Angelina Jolie, even though the actress wasn't keen on the property.

The source said: "He enjoys letting friends and family stay there even if he doesn’t have a lot of time in his schedule to get up there as often as he’d like."

A firefighting jet drops fire retardant at the Alisal Fire on October 13
(Image: Getty Images)

However, changing winds of up to 70mph have caused the blaze to continue ravaging the area and hindered any efforts to bring it to a halt.

Fire crews have been forced to deploy tanker airplanes in their efforts to douse the flames and reduce its threat.

Such is its ferociousness, Highway 101 from Las Cruce to Goleta has been closed for safety measures.

Former president Ronald Reagan has also seen his ranch put under evacuation orders. The 688-acre Rancho del Cielo was once known as the western White House when the former president and his first lady Nancy used it as a holiday home during his presidency.

The ranch is currently owned by the Young America's Foundation, who said: "Fire engines are on the Reagan Ranch property and fire retardant will be sprayed around the structures.

"YAF is working with local emergency crews to provide access to two lakes at Rancho del Cielo which contain more than one million gallons of water."

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the operational control of the firefighting was set to be handed over to a federal incident management team.

The Alisal fire burns in the mountainous areas between Solvang and the 101 freeway along the Gaviota Coast
(Image: Zuma Press/PA Images)

The fire chief for Los Padres National Forest, Jimmy Harris, said: "We've really increased the capacity to manage this incident.

"As the winds shift is actually the most dangerous time and critical time in the fire because the fire will change directions on us, so I think we’re well poised to address those challenges with the team that has come in and the small army of firefighters that we’ve amassed here on scene."

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