Meghan and Harrys mansion at risk of being set on fire by selfish smokers

Meghan and Harry have been worryingly warned their California mansion is at risk of being set on fire by selfish smokers discarding cigarettes near their home.

Numerous complaints have been issued about walkers carelessly chucking their cigarettes next to a trail close to the couple's lavish property in Montecito.

The area is at "high-risk” from savage wildfires that have decimated parts of the US in recent memory – including the celebrity hotspot where the couple resides, Mirror reports.

A number of locals are now fearing that the carefree smokers could spark a devastating fire.

Speaking to the Sunday People, a source said: “There have been reports about hikers going out on late-night jaunts close to Harry and Meghan’s place.

“It’s a possible threat to them and the children, not least because there have also been claims hikers have been smoking and tossing their cigarettes on the ground.

“Any fire there could easily get out of control.”

Bruce Savin, a neighbour of the Sussexes, highlighted the problem in a letter to the Montecito Journal: “Last Saturday night, we saw dozens of hikers with flashlights at 9.30pm.

"In disbelief we watched a hiker take a puff off his cigarette before extinguishing it under his foot.

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“Night hiking is dangerous enough but in a high-risk fire area it is an ­absolute threat to us all.”

The Montecito Tea Fire, a wildfire that ravaged the area in November 2008, destroyed over 200 homes – including that of Christopher Lloyd who played Doc Brown in Back to the Future.

It was discovered by police that 10 college students had thrown an illegal bonfire party at an abandoned tea house and failed to put it out properly.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex live with their children Archie, two, and Lilibet, 10 months, in a star-studded neighbourhood alongside Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.

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