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Ellen DeGeneres Thanks "Amazing" Firefighters Working to Contain Blaze Near Her Home

Ellen DeGeneres had to witness a surreal image over the weekend.

One of the star's homes was right in the middle of the huge fire that struck Camarillo, Calif., and she watched on the news as firefighters attempted to contain the blaze. So, of course, Ellen wanted them to know how appreciative she is for their hard work and bravery.

"It was really scary. I don't know if you were watching the news over the weekend here in Los Angeles in the California area...There were just fires everywhere," she said in the monologue she taped for Tuesday's Ellen. "This was our farm. I wasn't there."

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DeGeneres continued, showing photos of her land: "We had someone there taking care of it...we had to evacuate the horses and scary as can be. That's one of the cabins, it's like right behind. Just unbelievable, the air quality is still really, really bad out there. But everything was charred. People lost a lot of land. No houses were lost.

"The firefighters are amazing," she continued. "You women and men who do this are amazing. So we were up against a mountain and I was watching our house on the news. The helicopter was above our house. It's just surreal to be watching...that's our house. 

"The firefighters were based in several homes in our area. And our farm was one of them. They were on our property. And we had 16 firefighters that spent the night there. Sylvia is our housekeeper she got a picture with the guys that were there. Amazing."

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And, of course, Ellen found the silver lining in the scary story.

"She's very happy. Sylvia is now engaged to four of them, I believe," she quipped. "They had dinner there. They had breakfast there. They showered there. We were so glad that we could help them. They worked so, so hard. So thank you to all the firefighters everywhere."

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