MALIBU, Calif. – A wildfire raging in southern California on Friday was threatening towns such as Malibu and Calabasas, home to celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Guillermo del Toro, who have been forced to evacuate.
Several stars posted messages on social media sharing their experiences, expressing solidarity with the other evacuees and voicing fears of losing their homes to the fire.
“I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment. It doesn’t seems (sic) like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor,” Kardashian said on Twitter. “God is good. I’m just praying everyone is safe.”
Singer Lady Gaga shared photos on Instagram showing her leaving her Malibu house, and Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro posted a message on Twitter saying he was glad to be alive but was worried about losing his art collections.
Actor Charlie Sheen sought help on Twitter to find his parents Janet and actor Martin Sheen.
Other celebrities who have had to abandon their houses were actors Roma Downey, Alyssa Milano, Rainn Wilson and Eddie McClintock, and musician Melissa Etheridge.
The Woolsey Fire has so far razed an area of 14,000 hectares (around 34,600 acres) and led to evacuation orders for 75,000 residences in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
No casualties have as yet been reported from the area.
The Woolsey Fire is not the only blaze tearing through the state; the so-called “Camp Fire” in northern California, which broke out on Thursday morning, was already being considered one of the worst in the state’s history.
It has already claimed nine lives while 35 were missing.