Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch In Path Of Devastating Fire

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Michael Jackson’s beloved Neverland Ranch is now in the path of a devastating fire. The King Of Pop passed away in June 2009 but this was his favorite place to be. Now, it is in the path of mass destruction. Keep reading for more details on what could possibly happen to the legendary landmark.

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch In Path Of Devastating Fire

The one thing about Michael Jackson was that he never wanted to grow up. He befriended actors such as Macaulay Culkin and Corey Feldman as he always had this childlike wonder. So it made perfect sense he would purchase 2,700 acres of land in 1988 which would ultimately become Neverland. This was not just a home but rather a theme park filled with everything a kid could possibly want. There was a Ferris Wheel, a carousel, a movie theater, and a zoo. Many fans may remember Michael’s pet monkey, Bubbles so he always had an affinity for animals.

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Unfortunately, Neverland Ranch faced foreclosure in 2008 as Michael owed $25 million, per property records. According to Today, the pop star was well aware of what he needed to pay in order to keep his property and beloved ranch, per a 5-page filing:

“You are in default of a deed of trust …Unless you take action to protect your property it may be sold at a public sale.”

He ended up refinancing the home so that he could save it and ultimately, his estate ensured that the home wouldn’t be taken again. However, according to TMZ, a wildfire is now threatening the home, which is located in Santa Barbara, California.

Currently called a Lake Fire, things are getting messy as people are trying to evacuate left and right. So far, the fire has spread more than 12K acres. Furthermore, the heat in California is not helping the cause by any means. Sadly, the home just had a little revamping as they will be using Neverland for the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic. It stars his nephew, Jaafar in the film aptly titled Michael. However, this could all be delayed due to this fire and the potential damage it could cause.

More Michael To Come

As if the film were not enough, there is a possibility that Michael Jackson will play a part in Season 3 of Claim To Fame. It seems that his nephew, Siggy Jackson is a contestant and eagle-eyed fans already figured it out. Siggy’s father is Michael’s brother, Jackie so it is unclear who will be there for the big reveal. Likely his aunt Janet Jackson, Michael’s equally famous sister but time will tell. Siggy has started going by a different name so watch out. The season premiere is July 10th on ABC so get ready for that.

Do you think that Neverland Ranch will be fine or is it built to handle this type of fire? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Amanda Lauren

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