Ellen DeGeneres thanks firefighters for battling wildfires surrounding her property
While taping Tuesday's show, Ellen DeGeneres made a special point of acknowledging the hard work of firefighters who battled flames near her home and farm in Camarillo, Calif.
"It was really scary. I don't know if you were watching the news over the weekend here in Los Angeles in the California area ... There were just fires everywhere," she said before showing photos of her property.
"We had someone there taking care of it ... we had to evacuate the horses and scary as can be. That's one of the cabins, it's like right behind. Just unbelievable, the air quality is still really, really bad out there. But everything was charred. People lost a lot of land. No houses were lost," she explained.
"The firefighters are amazing. You women and men who do this are amazing. So we were up against a mountain and I was watching our house on the news," she continued. "The firefighters were based in several homes in our area. And our farm was one of them. They were on our property. And we had 16 firefighters that spent the night there. Sylvia is our housekeeper; she got a picture with the guys that were there. Amazing."
Before wrapping the segment, DeGeneres had a little fun with the scary news, noting that Sylvia is "very happy" that the firefighters were about to help out. "Sylvia is now engaged to four of them, I believe," she joked. "They had dinner there. They had breakfast there. They showered there. We were so glad that we could help them. They worked so, so hard. So thank you to all the firefighters everywhere."