Four separate wildfires have destroyed at least 77,000 hectares of land in California, United States over the weekend claiming at least 25 lives. The wildfires, considered to be the most destructive in California history, caused over 3 billion dollars in damages. Thousands of residents from the counties of Butte, Solano, Ventura, Malibu and Los Angeles had to evacuate their homes including many celebrities that lived in the area.
Lady Gaga took to Instagram to show her packing up as a huge smoke billowed in the background. “Sending my prayers to everyone today”. She then later wrote on Twitter, “I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.”
I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 10, 2018
Thank you to the fire fighters, police, first and emergency responders for doing above and beyond everything you can do to help us. You are true heroes. #CaliforniaFire— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 10, 2018
Meanwhile, the Malibu home of rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian was also affected. Kim posted a tweet last weekend saying the fire near their house have been contained. “We are all safe and that’s all that matters.” Rapper Lil Pump also posted an Instagram video of him evacuating his home, but the video has now been deleted.
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 like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor. God is good. I’m just praying everyone is safe ??— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 9, 2018
Though some musicians have evacuated their homes just in time, some weren’t as lucky. Rock star Kevin Parker of Tame Impala revealed that his home in Malibu was caught up by the fire and he was only able to get out with his laptop and a Hofner guitar. The Australian rocker was in his Malibu home recording new music.
Elsewhere, the set of the HBO series ‘Westworld” had also burned down after the wildfire spread into the Paramount Ranch. HBO released a statement after the incident that reads “Westworld” is not currently in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there…Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible fires.”
Sad for fans of @WestworldHBO and shows like Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, the Paramount Ranch western town movie set has burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire @CBSLA #westworld #Woolseyfire pic.twitter.com/DhZWaGbr6g— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) November 9, 2018
Robin Thicke, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, Neil Young and actor Gerard Butler have also lost their home in the wildfire.