- In the aftermath of the Maui, Hawaii wildfires, Oprah says she and her ranch are safe.
- According to Maui Now , 80 to 90 percent of the fire was contained as of Saturday, July 13.
- Oprah visited the Maui Humane Society to thank local officials for their action during the crisis.
We've got some good news from the O of O .
Oprah took to Instagram on Sunday, July 14, to make it clear that she—and the animals—were alright after the Maui wildfires. As of Saturday, Maui Now reported that the fires on the Hawaiian island were 80 to 90 percent contained. Lady O visited the local Humane Society to offer her thanks.
"Everyone’s safe including all the animals. Thank you for your service. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾#mauipolicedepartment#mauifiredepartment#mauihumanesociety," Oprah captioned an instagram photo—pictured above—of her posing next to the Maui Humane Society's sign.
The fires covered 9,000 acres in the southern area of the island, triggering evacuations, delayed flights and road closures. The Hollywood Reporter also said that more than 200 animals were evacuated during the blaze.
As you may or may not know , one of Oprah's six homes is located on the island— a 163-acre ranch . During the early days of the fires one Twitter user, @jacktheman, tweeted " @Oprah Maui is on fire consider opening the ranch road so we can get upcountry." Oprah responded a few hours later with, "Hi there Jack, Access to the road was given to county officials immediately. This was many hours ago. Hoping for the safety of all."
Hi there Jack, Access to the road was given to county officials immediately. This was many hours ago. Hoping for the safety of all. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/BxsPNUkkJC— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 12, 2019