News

California wildfires force celebrities to evacuate homes

close

Devastating fires sweep across southern California

Firefighters have to contend with the burning fed by the whipping Santa Ana winds; Adam Housley has the details for ‘Special Report.’

Celebrities were among the thousands of people forced to evacuate as a series of wildfires in Southern California threatening to destroy millions of homes and buildings, drawing reactions of many Hollywood stars who live in the area.

Lea Michele, told reporters at The Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast on Wednesday morning, they evacuated her home because she didn’t want to “risk nothing.” She added that she packed her bags and went to celebrity stylist Brad Goreski’s house.

“It’s so weird, because yesterday there were people duel burn, I had so strong feeling and when I woke up this morning—luckily I woke up early for this event, and when everyone was coming to me, she said that we have to go, so I threw my cat in my bag and I left,” Michele told E! News.

Paris Hilton tweeted her home was evacuated and included a widely shared video of the scene in the Los Angeles area.

“This wild fire in LA is terrible! My house is now evacuated to all of my pets there safely. Thank you to all the firefighters who are risking their lives to save us. You guys are real heroes!” Hilton tweeted.

This wild fire in LA is terrible!😭 My house is now evacuated to all of my pets there safely. Thank you to all the firefighters who are risking their lives to save us. You guys are real heroes! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/6uYBUh1pjV

— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) On December 6, 2017

Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan Grande, announced her family was also forced to leave the house as the blaze encroached on their neighborhood. They said it was the “first time” in her life that she had to evacuate, adding, “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.

As a result of the devastating forest Fires of California, and the help of family evacuate to a safe place, unfortunately, I had to cancel my show tonight. I look forward to return to the stage this weekend and perform for my fans… https://t.co/tRMXiPOqUp

— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) December 6, 2017

Chelsea Handler said: “Just evacuated my house. It is as if Donald Trump is setting the world in fire and flame. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe for everyone. Dark times.” Her tweet caused anger and controversy.

Just evacuated my house. It is as if Donald Trump is setting the world in fire and flame. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe for everyone. Dark times.

— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 6, 2017

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

About 200,000 people were forced to evacuate by Thursday, firefighters from the two big brands, the Thomas Brand, and Skirball Fire ravaging Ventura and Los Angeles counties since the beginning of the week. The relentless wind-whipped forest fires threatened to burn multimillion-dollar homes in Bel-Air. No deaths or civilian injuries have been reported since the storm began Sunday, according to Reuters.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES TRIGGER MASS DESTRUCTION, HURTING FAMILIES, ECONOMY

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!”

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

Khloe Kardashian posted pictures on her Instagram stories, writing, “Insane…the fire jumped over the [highway] to homes. These fires are terrifying. Does anyone know how we can help in LA?”

LeAnn 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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular