Several fires in California erupted Thursday morning, causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee. Entire neighborhoods have been decimated and the business district of the Paradise, California (population 27,000) has been destroyed, CBS reports.
Two Southern California fires have also forced evacuations; the 35,000 acre Woolsey Fire is not contained and 200,000 people have left their homes, while the Hill Fire has singed 6,000+ acres.
Several celebrities have joined the hundreds of thousands of other residents who are escaping with whatever they can grab. Kim Kardashian left her Hidden Hills home, tweeting: “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.”
Kourtney Kardashian also left, writing on Instagram Stories: “I pray that everyone is kept safe and protected from these fires. No Calabasas tonight.”
Khloe Kardashian joined her sisters, writing on Twitter: “I just left with the clothes on my back but I think I packed Trues entire bedroom and closet into my car obviously she’s all that matters to me.” Later, her sister Kim shared a shot of herself kissing Khloe’s daughter True, saying it was a good reminder to value the truly important things in life.
Alyssa Milano also fled, writing on Twitter: “I just had to evacuate my home from the fires. I took my kids, dogs, computer and my Doc Marten boots. (Husband is in NY. Horses are being evacuated by my trainer).”
Will Smith also shared his flight on Instagram Stories, posting that despite not technically being in the evacuation zone, he and his family decided to get out.
Orlando Bloom hailed the firefighters as he left his flaming street.
Caitlyn Jenner, Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen and Cher were also among the many other evacuees. Gerard Butler, Shannen Doherty, Camille Grammer and Robin Thicke are among the celebs who lost their homes to the flames.
California’s Woolsey wildfire is tearing through the Agoura Hills mansion where the reality romance shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette were filmed.
The Hollywood Reporter also said Friday that a building on the estate used as the series’ production headquarters was destroyed.
Paramount Ranch’s Western Town in Aurora Hills — which stood in for 19th century main streets in numerous films and TV shows — was also consumed by flames, The Wrap reported.
“We are sorry to share the news that the #WoolseyFire has burned Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura. We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned. This area is an active part of the incident and we cannot access it,” the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area tweeted Friday.
CBS News footage later showed it had been burned to the ground.
NEW: Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif., the historic Western town area at where productions including "Westworld" have filmed, burned down Friday in the #WoolseyFire, according to @SantaMonicaMtns https://t.co/M3JzL4R9jT pic.twitter.com/0LfRCsV3jz
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 9, 2018
After @kyliejenner sent this on our family group text @khloekardashian ran to the pharmacy to shop for the Firefighters… such a huge heart Bunny!! 😎 Let’s take care of our guys! Thank you to all of the men and women fighting these fires and risking their lives!! #grateful pic.twitter.com/ewu4PwiYtC
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) November 10, 2018