Michael Jackson’s iconic Neverland ranch could have been destroyed by a terrible catastrophe in California

Michael Jackson’s iconic Neverland ranch could have been destroyed by a terrible catastrophe in California
Michael Jackson’s iconic Neverland ranch could have been destroyed by a terrible catastrophe in California

A huge forest fire in California managed to endanger several ranches located in the areaincluding the famous complex known as Neverlandthe former property of Michael JacksonThe danger lies in the fact that the fire became the largest in the state so far this year, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

The fire, known as the Lake Fire, has destroyed more than 20 thousand acres (8,093 hectares) of the Los Padres National Forest, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire, as it is known in the state).

Fortunately, according to a later report from the area, The fire was contained enough to stop endangering the famous property.thanks to the work of almost a thousand firefighters who are working to control the flames, in just one of the 17 similar fires that remain active in Californian territory.

A historic incident

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order for an area near the forestwhich included the Neverland Ranch, in a situation that currently no longer represents a risk to the area’s population thanks to the efforts of emergency personnel to put out the largest fire of 2024 in California so far.

Neverland was acquired by Michael Jackson in 1987 for $17.5 million. In 2009, Jackson died at age 50, and in 2015, His heirs put the property up for sale for $100 million. In 2017, the asking price was reduced to $67 million, and in 2020, it was sold for just over $22 million.

Leonardo Schwarz


Extreme heat in the area

The one that was not so lucky was the historic restaurant Silverthorn Pizza & Pubproperty of the famous musician who has since passed away Merle Haggardwhich was consumed by flames from a fire in the north of the state near Lake Shasta.

East of Los Angeles in San Bernardino County, the Vista Fire continues to burn more ground since it began last Sunday and forced the evacuation of the Mt. Baldy ski resort.

Victor Hugo Alvarado


More than 70 million people are under extreme heat warning in the West of the countrywhich includes the states of Washington and Oregon, to the point that a motorcyclist died last Saturday due to high temperatures while visiting Death Valley in California.

Nearby, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting for tourist town Palm Springs, which established an all-time heat record On Sunday, with temperatures of 51 degrees Celsius, we will experience an extreme heat wave this week.

 
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