IT WAS THE FACT THAT NICK MANNING IS SO DAMN HOT HOT HOT!!!
Simi Valley – Platinum Blue Productions (www.platinumblueproductions.com) co-owner Dean Sussman and Chris Haberski assisted firemen from several counties as a wild fire surrounded Manning Manor, home to the duo and Nick Manning. Manning was evacuated around 3:00 p.m. and had told Sussman that the house had a 50/50 chance of being completely destroyed by the firestorm that surrounded the house on three sides and not to go back.
Haberski and Sussman raced to the house from Beverly Hills and Chatsworth, hoping to collect personal items and valuables before officials stopped letting residents enter the neighborhood. Arriving at the home, the two packed a few bags and were about to leave when fire brigades showed up to battle the blaze. The pair then decided to stay and assist in any way possible.
Three fire trucks and more than 15 firemen arrived on the scene and contained the fire within a few hours, stopping it just 60 feet from Manning Manor. Damage to the home was minor and no houses in the area were destroyed.
Manning arrived home later in the evening when residents were allowed re-entry. When asked about his recent string of close-calls (attempted car jacking/stabbing last month), Manning retorted, “Every morning I don’t wake up dead, I look forward to the tests and challenges The Lord gives me. I welcome them and this was just another one that He threw at me. I’m sure it won’t be the last, but I will always be ready!”