That's rumor is a lot of smoke! The hysterical talk show host held a mock press conference on Thursday's episode to clear the air.
The fire rumor is false, but Ellen's wife Portia de Rossi still called to check in. Ellen said, "I told her I had some lower back pain from working out and she said, "No that's not what I'm talking about." Ellen joked, "I said, 'Did I leave my lunch box on the counter?'"
Ellen explains what really happened, "A sprinkler pipe burst and a small portion of our studio right near the street flooded." Now the rumor can be extinguished!