Hollywood History May Be Destroyed by Wildfire

The rim fire that's been burning near Yosemite National Park in California since last week may threaten the original house and land from the NBC series "Little House on the Prairie."

The wildfire, which has already burned 187,000 acres of brush and timber, is currently looming closer to the prairie that was featured on the 10-season run of the beloved '70s and '80s television series, which revolved around the day-to-day life of the Ingalls family of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Coincidentally, another Ingalls family settled this California land in the 1800s, and, today, their descendants still live there.

Although numerous roads surrounding the property are closed and the fire is inching closer, the family is continuing to stay on their land and wait it out. Firefighters expect to have the fire contained by September 10. Check out the video above for a look at the original property and the smoking hills surrounding it.

[via FOX40, L.A. Times]

Editor's note: This article incorrectly stated that the Ingalls family currently residing on the land threatened by wildfires is the same family on which the show "Little House on the Prairie" was based. While both families share the name Ingalls, they are not the same. We've updated the article to reflect this.

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