Rupert Murdoch's $30M Bel-Air vineyard is a fireball right now

Report Rupert Murdoch's LA home 'burning down' in wildfire

Report Rupert Murdoch's LA home 'burning down' in wildfire

On Wednesday, former Hillary Clinton advisor Neera Tanden deleted a tweet mocking 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch - whose house was said to be burning down in the California wildfires.

A view of the vineyard before the fire.

News reported this morning that the 125-acre Skirball Fire (named for its proximity to the Skirball Cultural Center) has begun to consume Murdoch's Moraga Estate vineyard in Bel-Air.

Murdoch purchased the property for $30 million in 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.

NBC news in LA is reporting that the wildfires are now burning down Rupert Murdoch's house. That 1961 blaze led to numerous changes to local fire-safety rules, including mandatory brush clearing and later a ban on wood shingle roofs.

Authorities have ordered evacuations for "large swaths" of Bel-Air, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Associated Press reported that the evacuation orders affected around 200,000 people and that almost 200 homes had already been destroyed.

Lopez bought a $28 million estate in Bel Air previous year while Aniston owns a $20 million property in the neighborhood, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The Skirball fire has burned more than 150 acres as Santa Ana winds continue to create unsafe conditions.

Authorities have not issued an official evacuation but are advising residents to leave Mandeville Canyon, which has become popular for the stars and other members of the Hollywood elite "thanks to its privacy and 'country living, '" the Hollywood Reporter said.

Still, smoke rose in the air.