June 30, 2012 04:31:07 GMT
The cast members of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' were reportedly filming a scene for the reality TV series in a nearby house when the fire broke out.
The mansion that used to belong to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump was engulfed in flames on Friday evening, June 29. It reportedly forced the cast of the reality TV show to halt production and get evacuated from a neighboring house of Adrienne Maloof.
"At home with the family and smelled smoke. The house across the street from us is on fire. All of us here are OK!" her husband Dr. Paul Nassif informed what happened to his Twitter followers. "Thanks for your concern everyone. It looks to have been just the interior of the house and the BHFD has gotten it under control."
The fire reportedly started in the attic of the $19 million mansion before spreading and burning at least three sections in the roof. A call to the Los Angeles Fire Department was made at around 6:30 P.M. "Large 2-story residence in w/ moderate smoke from roof," it was initially reported in the LAFD alert account.
A few minutes later, the Department updated, "Fire beginning to burn through roof of 'large mansion'. Additional firefighters requested." Two more follow-ups read, "Over 100 LAFD Firefighters maintain aggressive attack. Fire not extinguished but contained to structure. No injury" and "KNOCKDOWN: Over 100 FF in just over 1 hour. No injury."
Lisa sold the mansion, where her daughter got married, last year. She said, "It's 17,000 square feet and my daughter, Pandora and son, Max, already moved out of the nest. So it's just Ken and me and it's really too big for two people." The house was prominently showcased on the Bravo reality TV series and featured in the opening credits of the show.