A shocking fire ripped through the former mansion of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Lisa VanderPump on Friday and took nearly 100 firefighters to help put out the blaze. Although it has been 9 months since Lisa resided at the mansion, she said that her emotions ran high as she remembered all the good times she had there.
Lisa wasn’t the only person that was affected by her former home catching fire, her “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast mate Adrienne Maloof, who’s property is adjacent to VanderPump’s former mansion, was said to be filming a scene for the upcoming season of their show when the fire broke out. Maloof spoke to People about the incident and what happened when she realized that it wasn’t just BBQ smoke coming from the property. She said;
“I looked and saw smoke and I thought it was the barbecue. But all of a sudden the smoke got heavier. I ran to the front and looked out of my front and Lisa’s [old] house was on fire. I went back and started screaming ‘Oh my gosh, we’ve got to get out of here!'”
“The sky went from light gray to dark grey to black and massive flames within seconds. Helicopters and fire trucks and firefighters came rushing into the neighborhood. The fire was so close to our gate that I could feel the heat on my face. I was coughing, the kids were crying. I didn’t even have time to take my microphone off. I went into mama gear and I got the kids, the dog, the cat and we went to my mother’s house.”
Luckily the fire was contained to VanderPump’s former property and no one at Maloof’s house was injured, but seeing the fire unfold before her eyes was enough to strike fear in Adrienne. She said;
“It was crazy that a house of that magnitude could go up in flames so quickly. The fear with a fire like that is you really don’t know how much time you have or how quickly it will move, especially being in the mountain like we are.”
While Maloof has certainly seen her share of drama over the on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” it’s never been of this magnitude. Since Bravo was filming a scene for the upcoming season of the show at the time the fire broke out, is it possible that we will see this incident on the show? There’s no official word at this point, but being that it’s a reality show, you don’t get more real than that and we are expecting to hear some mention of it on the show.
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