Celebrities Evacuate As California Bushfires Worsen

Bessie Dean
November 12, 2018

The blaze started on Thursday night and by Friday had pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, prompting evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and other nearby areas.

Her father Caitlyn Jenner narrowly avoided having her Malibu mansion destroyed on Friday in the wild fires in California.

"Sending my prayers to everyone today", she wrote on one photo. "Praying for the safety of all my Malibu fam, grateful to our courageous firefighters please stay safe".

Kardashian wasn't home when the wildfire began, as her Instagram Story shows her filming the fire from the air. "Just landed back home and had one hour to pack up and evacuate our home".

Ms. Milano, an actress and liberal activist prominently involved in the MeToo movement, tweeted Friday that she safely evacuated the area along with her children and five horses, but that her home was "in jeopardy".

On Thursday, the City of Calabasas revealed on its Twitter account that Woolsey wildfire "has grown over 2,000 acres with 0% containment", so the County of Los Angeles Fire Department issued mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders for residential areas in the fire's path.

Parts of Northern California, about 500 miles from the Woolsey and Hill Fires, have already been ravaged by wildfires that displaced thousands of people.

Besides Kardashian, her sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian also posted their statuses.

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"I'm anxious about my house, but there is nothing I can do", wrote Cher, adding later: "I'm afraid...kinda numb".

Residents posted pleas on social media for help evacuating horses and other large animals from ranches, while long lines of traffic clogged the only coastal highway in and out of Malibu.

"Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains", he wrote on Twitter. "Everything with a heartbeat is safe".

The Kylie Cosmetics founder also applauded the first responders saying, "Thank you to all the fearless firemen fighting this fire back home". By Friday morning at 8 a.m. PT Griffith Park area in Los Angeles caught a small range of fire according to the latest news reports.

Singer Cher, who is performing in Las Vegas, tweeted that her home in Malibu was threatened by the fire. "I know they would appreciate it", she added, as she walked through the store's aisles.

Rainn Wilson, Alyssa Milano and Melissa Etheridge are among the thousands of evacuees.

The location was used for productions including 1938's The Adventures Of Marco Polo and TV's Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, and has more recently been used for hit drama series Westworld.

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