‘Million Dollar Listing LA’: California Wildfires Strikes Bravo Again

James Harris from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles learns that one of his clients has lost his house due to the Getty fires in California.

James Harris from 'Million Dollar Listing'
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Harris and the seller’s attorney drives to the property site, astounded by the magnitude of destruction they are about to witness. “Oh look every single road is closed off,” Harris observes in a preview clip. He remarks on how the area resembles doomsday.

“I just heard that a eucalyptus tree flew 30 feet in the air and hit a powerline and that is how the fire started,” he revealed. Harris and the attorney hope to get to the property to assess the damage.

Fires aren’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’

“Our client is a developer who we’ve worked with in the past,” Harris says in a confessional. “It was supposed to be a standard lot listing, but we need to understand what we’re dealing with as soon as possible.”

He reaches his client’s property and the damage is extensive. A structure still stands in place but it is clear the home is uninhabitable. “Oh my God,” Harris is heard commenting as he drives by the charred remains. “This is absolutely crazy. Burned down to the ground.”

“Living through these fires sadly has become a normality,” Harris admits in a confessional “It’s really not ‘if’, it’s a matter of ‘when’. Because you don’t know where they’re going to come up. How bad they’re gonna be and how quickly they’re gonna be put out. It’s a really scary thought.” Harris is overheard saying that he can’t believe this is happening.

Other Bravolebs dealt with California fires

Camille Grammer from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills lost her home in the Malibu fires, which was documented on the show. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen,” she told Page Six. “It’s been a nightmare. “They need to demo the toxic debris because the house burnt from the top down. And they have to remove anything that’s toxic from the house and then they have to demo the rest of it and start from scratch. So it’s going to be a long process but I do have a house I’ll be moving to in the next few weeks but that keeps getting pushed back. Every two weeks I’m like, ‘Am I moving in? No! I’m renovating still!’”

Madison Hildebrand from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles had to evacuate his Malibu property. His home sustained damage but not to the same extent as Grammer. “My house is considered one of the lucky few, nonetheless, it looks like a war zone and smells like a war zone,” he shared on Instagram.


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“Our community is so strong, and I’ve been so impressed by most people, the generosity and the love and the support,” he continued. “My team has been incredible in placing families in their new temporary homes and in so grateful for their tenacity and support during this time!” 

Denise Richards from RHOBH also evacuated her Malibu home, which had smoke damage. “I don’t know how they got these fires out. Look at how fast they’ve moved,” she said to her husband as they drove through the area. “I cannot believe how much f**king burned.”