Hollywood celebrities are among thousands who vacated their homes in California owing to the raging wildfires in the region. In addition to Sonoma County’s Kincade Fire, a brush fire near Los Angeles’ Getty Center forced 10,000 homes and businesses to evacuate, reports usatoday.com.
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state’s governor from 2003 to 2011, tweeted to informs fans that he had evacuated his residence at 3:30 am.
“If you are in an evacuation zone, don’t screw around. Get out,” he said. “Right now I am grateful for the best firefighters in the world, the true action heroes who charge into the danger to protect their fellow Californians. #GettyFire”
His ex, journalist, and author Maria Shriver, also shared that she had fled her home.
“So grateful to our firefighters putting their lives on the line for all of us. We have evacuated, but we’re safe. Praying for our neighbors,” Shriver tweeted.
The Hollywood premiere of Schwarzenegger’s new film, “Terminator: Dark Fate”, which was planned to take place on Monday night, was cancelled due to “ongoing, active fires being battled in the area”, according to a release from Paramount Studios.
Food from the planned after-party was donated to the Red Cross.
Actress Kristin Davis shared a startling photo of flames and an orange sky.
“This is what we woke up to. We are safe — children and dogs. Thank you @LAFDwest and please everyone leaves if you are in (evacuation) area. Stay safe,” she said.
Responding to LeBron James’ revelation that he had to evacuate and was having “no luck” looking for a place to stay, actor Ryan Phillippe replied “same.”
The Today show reported that NBC’s Natalie Morales was forced to leave her home. Morales shared a photograph of the scene with Twitter followers, captioning it as the “view from the porch of our LA home.” (IANS)