Ricki Lake felt "gratitude and blessings" nobody was hurt in a house fire that ruined her $20,000-a-month Malibu rental property last fall.
Unfortunately, there are still legal repercussions.
Lake is catching heat (sorry) from a lawsuit filed by her landlord alleging that the talk show host was responsible for the blaze, and that she negligently set the fire by improperly refilling oil into a portable space heater.
"[Lake] caused the oil to spill which was ignited by the hot heating coils which [Lake] had not allowed to cool," says the plaintiff in the lawsuit.
"The flaming oil quickly caught hold and began to burn items inside the property. [Lake] failed or did not attempt to extinguish the fire."
The lawsuit was filed June 6 and seeks unspecified damages.