Ricki Lake Loses Her Malibu Home In Fire
Posted on Mon Sep 20, 2010 09:14 AM PDT

rickilake200.jpgMALIBU, California (X17online) - Ricki Lake, former talk show host, lost her beachfront Malibu home in a fire over the weekend. Firefighters discovered Lake, her two sons and dog outside of the home ... after she made a 9-1-1 call.

According to reports, the rented home caught fire after Lake was doing a chore inside the house. The LA County Sheriff's Dept. says:

    "When our deputies arrived and contacted Ms. Lake, they determined initially through their investigation that she had been refueling some sort of portable heater, which had been next to a couch. Somehow that couch caught fire. She made an effort to put the fire out but apparently some embers remained and the couch continued to ignite and eventually set the house ablaze."

Lake tweeted, "Thank you everyone for your concern and well wishes...My sons, beloved dog and I are are safe and very grateful."