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Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie’s families affected by wildfires in California

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California wildfires continue to rage

More than 65,000 acres are burned in Southern California as firefighters struggle to contain simultaneous forest fires forest fires force tens of thousands to flee their homes. Here is where the situation stands.

Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie’s families are among the thousands of people forced to evacuate as a series of fires burning in Southern California, in which the reactions of the many celebrities who live in the area.

Grande’s mother, Joan Grande, announced the news in a tweet on Wednesday.

“For the first time in my life I’ve had to evacuate my home… my heart breaks for the Californians so unfortunately affected by the burn!”

For the first time in my life I’ve had to evacuate my home… my heart breaks for the Californians so unfortunately affected by the fires!

— Joan Grande (@joangrande) December 6, 2017

Frankie Grande, who is the lead singer’s brother, tweeted shortly after his family is safe, and thanked the Los Angeles Fire department to warn them before it was too late.

“We are out & safe. Thanks to @LAFD for getting us up & warn us for the evacuation, as early and efficiently,” Frankie Grande said. “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this fire. I pray for all of our houses and families continue to be safe if the fire rage on…”

We are out & safe. Thanks to @LAFD for getting us up & warn us for the evacuation, as early and efficiently. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this fire. I pray for all of our houses and families continue to be safe if the fire rage on… ??❤️❤️ #SkirballFire

— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) December 6, 2017

Lionel Richie was also influenced by the fast-moving wildfire, with the announcement that he was canceling his Wednesday night show in Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood because he was “helping [his] family evacuate to a safe place.”

“Unfortunately I have to cancel my show tonight. I look forward to return to the stage this weekend and performing for my fans,” the singer said.

About 27,000 people were forced to evacuate after the blaze, known as the “Thomas Brand,” began Monday at the east of Santa Paula, approximately 60 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES TRIGGER MASS DESTRUCTION, HURTING FAMILIES, ECONOMY

Wednesday morning, a new wildfire called the “Skirball Fire,” broke out near the famous Getty Center in the Sepulveda Pass. The flames affected Bel-Air of several millions of houses, leaving some scorched as residents flee the area.

The house of Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Channel, was also affected by the fire.

Many Hollywood A-list crowd turned to social media to respond to the wildfire.

Kim Kardashian West, who reportedly recently moved into her $ 20 million home in Hidden Hills in Los Angeles County, tweeted: “I pray for everyone in Los Angeles is safe from these fires and THANKS to all of the firefighters working so hard to keep everyone safe!”

LeeAnne Rimes wrote: “More and more forest fires here in So Cal. This is incredibly gripping and it is already by some of our friend’s houses. Pray hard for the safety of everyone.”

I pray for everyone in Los Angeles is safe from these fires and THANKS to all of the firefighters working so hard to keep everyone safe!

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 6, 2017

“Never thought I’d get to actually play what I thought was a hypothetical game of what would you grab if there is a fire. so far all I have is Luna, a number of limited edition Oreos, and my spike tv award,” Chrissy Teigen said. “We are fine and we will be fine. thinking of everyone affected and the rest of my life-long intense love of the fire service.”

More and more forest fires here in So Cal. This is incredibly gripping and it is already by some of our friend’s houses. Pray hard for the safety of everyone. ❤️??

— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) December 6, 2017

we are fine and we will be fine. thinking of everyone affected and the rest of my life-long intense love of the firefighters.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 6, 2017

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

never thought I would get to actually play what I thought was a hypothetical game of what would you grab if there is a fire. so far all I have is Luna, a number of limited edition Oreos, and my spike tv award

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 6, 2017

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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