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Ricki Lake being sued for 2010 Malibu house fire

A Malibu home that was being rented by Ricki Lake caught fire, forcing the former talk show hose, her two sons and their dog to evacuate Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (Samuel Womack)

June 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake is facing a lawsuit over damage caused by a house fire in Malibu.

Lake was renting the beachfront home when it caught fire September 2010. The house was destroyed.

Now, the owner is suing, alleging the star started the fire after she spilled oil while refilling a space heater.

Lake reportedly told firefighters on the scene she was trying to get the heater started when it sparked the fire.

Investigators ruled the fire as an accident.