Celebrities Flee their Homes In California
Many celebrities have been forced to leave their homes and fear for their property.
Will Smith has said he is fleeing his home in Calabasas amid the California wildfires.
The Hollywood star has been sharing updates about the blaze, which has prompted celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Caitlyn Jenner to evacuate their properties.
Smith said: “The smoke is really close now and for the first time I can see fire. Our house is right there. We are not in the evacuation zone but I don’t like it so we are going to go.”
He has previously said his daughter Willow, 18, was feeling frightened by the proximity of the fire.
Among those celebrities, Caitlyn Jenner, has marked herself as safe amid the fires, but revealed the fate of her home is “up in the air”.
It was reported Jenner’s Malibu home had been destroyed. The TV personality, 69, shared a video to Instagram to tell fans she was safe, but still does not know what has happened to her house.
Sitting alongside her friend Sophia Hutchins, she said: “Well, we’re safe, at a safehouse. Don’t know if the house made it or not. It’s still up in the air. But we’re safe and sound.”
Hutchins, 22, added: “We’re safe, that’s all that matters.”
Celebrities like Kardashian West earlier revealed the flames had stopped near her home in the Hidden Hills, north west of Los Angeles: “Trying to get my mind off of this fire and snuggling with my niece. We are all safe and that’s all that matters.”
Actor Charlie Sheen raise the alarm when he said he had been unable to contact his Hollywood star father Martin Sheen and mother Janet: “i cannot get ahold of my parents, Martin and Janet Sheen. they are in the group, at the staging ground near Zuma Beach. If anyone has eyes on them, please let me know that they are safe and sound in the middle of this horrific scenario.”
The West Wing star later confirmed to Fox11 Los Angeles news that he and his family were “just fine”, adding: “Emilio, Ramone, Renee, Charlie, we’re fine.
“We’re at Zuma Beach. We’re probably going to sleep in the car tonight. We’re just fine and hope you guys are, too.”
Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards said she was also evacuating the area with her “furry children” and that her daughters had already been taken to safety: “We love our community #malibu so devastating… taking us hours to evacuate. Girls are safe. @aaronwilliamcameron & I trying to get out with our furry children. Be safe everyone… so emotional seeing the devastating loss of homes, families & animals.”
Oscar winning celebrities like director Guillermo Del Toro also confirmed they had been evacuated and feared for his home and his extensive movie memorabilia collection: “Evacuated last night. Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains. Thousand Oaks and Agoura are still in danger. Malibu is being evacuated.”
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