Ricki Lake Feels 'Gratitude & Blessings' After House Fire

09/20/2010 at 03:15 PM EDT

Ricki Lake Feels 'Gratitude & Blessings' After House Fire
Ricki Lake
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Ricki Lake is counting her blessings.

Even though her rented Malibu home burned down on Saturday, Lake and her loved ones were unharmed in the blaze. "Ricki is very grateful that her family was unharmed," a rep for the TV personality tells PEOPLE. "The fire happened very quickly and it was indeed a frightening experience. Right now she feels gratitude and blessings."

According to reports, Lake, 41, was trying to refuel a portable heater when a couch caught fire around 7 a.m. Lake is now using the unfortunate circumstance as a learning experience for others. "She urges everyone to get smoke detectors and fire extinguishers," her rep says.
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