California wildfires force Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano, more to evacuate homes
Kim Kardashian and Alyssa Milano were among the many stars forced to evacuate their homes as wildfires ripped through California late Thursday and into Friday.
In her Instagram story, Kardashian initially captured the Woolsey fire from above while riding in a private plane. After landing, the star realized the blaze had spread to her Hidden Hills neighborhood.
“Just landed back home and had 1 hour to pack up & evacuate our home. I pray everyone is safe,” she captioned a series of images. “They’re evacuating everyone right now from all of our homes.”
The reality star’s sister Kourtney Kardashian also had to flee her home, capturing the moment via an Instagram story showing her trunk packed, writing, “I pray that everyone is kept safe and protected from these fires. No Calabasas tonight.”
Another fire in the Thousand Oaks (a community still reeling from a tragic mass shooting) and Newbury Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles threatened to destroy Milano’s home.
“I just had to evacuate my home from the fires,” Milano tweeted Thursday, adding, “I took my kids, dogs, computer and my Doc Marten boots.”
LeAnn Rimes, Melissa Etheridge, and Rainn Wilson also shared their brush with the disaster on social media, asking for prayers and sending support to rescue crews on the ground.
On Friday, Guillermo del Toro expressed his concern over the fire as it spread to the Malibu area. Noting that he had moved to safety, the filmmaker revealed that his San Fernando Valley home, which also contains his personal treasury, may be in danger of destruction.
Alanis Morisette also shared a frightening photo of plumes of smoke, though it is unknown whether her home has been affected.
Late into the day Friday, Lady Gaga documented her brush with the flames on Instagram.
“Evacuating early this morning,” she captioned a photo of smoke clouds surrounding her estate. “Sending my prayers to everyone today.”
Will Smith expressed his horror in a similar post from the ground.
“That is very scary,” he said. “We are prepared to evacuate as soon as we get the word. If you are in an evacuation zone, go now.”
Cher, who noted she has been a Malibu resident since 1972, shared her heartbreak over the destruction and expressed concern over the condition of her home.
Iggy Azalea also tweeted her fears over her property, which is located in an at-risk area.
The City of Calabasas’ official Twitter account said the Woolsey fire grew to more than 2,000 acres with zero percent containment. The Ventura County Fire Department has reported that more than 30,000 homes in the area are at risk.