Ricki Lake's House Burns Down

Celebrity News Sep. 19, 2010 AT 11:12AM
Ricki Lake's House Burns Down Credit: John Shearer/WireImage

Ricki Lake and her family are okay after their Mailibu beach rental burned down on Saturday.

The actress and former talk-show host escaped the property Saturday morning with her two sons and their dog when the wooden house rapidly went up in flames, her rep told Entertainment Tonight.

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L.A. County firemen responded to a 911 call from the house; a caller explained that a couch was ablaze.

Lake, 41, explained to authorities the potential cause of the fire: she was attempting to refuel a portable heater when the couch caught fire.

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Lake's sons Sebastian, 13, and Owen, 9, are with her ex-husband Rob Sussman.

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