The couple's inn, Chateau La Rue, and the surrounding California town are part of the mass evacuation

By Monica Rizzo Tim Nudd
October 23, 2007 08:50 AM
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The raging wildfires in Southern California are threatening thousands of homes: among them, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s newly renovated bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in Fallbrook, Calif., about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Spelling and Dean were in L.A. on Monday at ABC’s filming of Dancing with the Stars, supporting Spelling’s former 90210 castmate Jennie Garth. But their thoughts were elsewhere.

On the way to the studio, “We got a call that our Temecula [wine country] B&B was being evacuated,” Spelling told PEOPLE. “We had a lot on our minds tonight. We have friends who are watching [the situation].”

McDermott added, “We don’t know the extent of it. There were guests on their way [to the B&B], but they were notified and sent back. The whole town of Fallbrook was evacuated.”

The inn is the setting for the couple’s reality show, Tori & Dean: Inn Love, on the Oxygen network. The pair also spoke to Entertainment Tonight, telling the TV show,”Fallbrook is obviously very near and dear to our hearts, so we’re really worried about the people that live there, there are such great people in that little town.”

Dancing a Distraction

Meanwhile, actress Jane Seymour, who lives in Malibu, was similarly distracted – and she actually had to perform on DWTS.

“As you can see, my husband [James Keach] is not here tonight,” she told PEOPLE. “The fire is close to our home, and there was a mandatory evacuation. My husband is illegally there, fighting the fire.”

Asked how she managed to focus on her rumba, Seymour replied, “With great difficulty. I actually decided to abandon my cell phone today. I told a friend if there’s something I need to know, then let me know.”

At least 14 wildfires have burned about 425 square miles from north of L.A. to southeast of San Diego.