Ronald Reagan’s California Ranch Retreat Threatened by Alisal Fire

Fire crews in California moved to protect the ranch owned by Ronald Reagan that he and his wife, Nancy Reagan, used as a vacation home while in the White House, from the Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County, Deadline reports.

Rancho del Cielo, a 688-acre ranch that was called the Western White House during his time in office, sits above Refugio Canyon where the fire was burning as of Wednesday afternoon.

“The fire was several miles from the ranch, which has good defensible space, and several USFS engines were arriving to provide structure protection,” Santa Barbara County Fire public information officer Mike Eliason said in a statement on Twitter.

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