Celebrities are speaking out and taking action after a 200-acre Woolsey Canyon wildfire in Ventura County started to rapidly spread on Thursday. By late Friday, it had spread to 35,000 acres.
Many stars who live in the area, like Kim and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Alyssa Milano, were forced to evacuate their homes and flee to safety. Kim’s husband, Kanye West, shared on Twitter on Friday morning that he and his family were safe. Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner and more also evacuated as the fire continue to burn throughout the day.
Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to ask if anyone had heard from his parents, actors Martin and Janet Sheen, who he hasn’t been able to contact.
“I cannot get ahold of my parents, Martin and Janet Sheen. They are in the group, at the staging ground near Zuma Beach,” Sheen tweeted. “If anyone has eyes on them, please let me know that they are safe and sound in the middle of this horrific scenario. Thank you in advance.”
After the “Anger Management” star tweeted, his parents were found safe and sound, with the former “West Wing” star telling Fox 11, “We evacuated early this morning from Point Dume around 9:30, and we’ve been here ever since… Emilio, Ramon, Renee, Charlie… we’re fine. We’re at Zuma Beach and will probably sleep in the car tonight. We’re just fine and hope you guys are, too,” he said.
“We haven’t lost any lives so we have that to be grateful for,” he added, calling the latest wildfires “the worst ones I’ve seen” and “never seen one like this with this intensity.”
Other stars have been taking to social media to share their experiences with the fires.
Will Smith took to Instagram Stories to share that his family home was about eight miles from the blaze. “We haven’t been told to evacuate yet, but Willow is nervous so she wanted me to go outside and make a Daddy assessment,” he shared. “As soon as we get the word that we’re in the evacuation zone, [it’s] go now.”
Orlando Bloom posted a photo from his home. “This is my street as of two hours ago praying for the safety of all my malibu fam, grateful to our brave firefighters please stay safe 🙏🏼,” he captioned the shot.
Robin Thicke’s girlfriend, April Love Geary, shared a scary shot of their neighbourhood from the Pacific Coast Highway as they evacuated, while Rob Lowe posted a pic of his son and two nephews aiding in relief efforts amid the flames.
Milano, who also evacuated on Thursday night, revealed that she’s still in need of help saving her horses.
“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.),” she tweeted on Thursday night, before adding: “If anyone can get 5 horses out the fire please help me.”
Khloe revealed on Thursday that she and her daughter, True, had evacuated with Rob Kardashian and his daughter, Dream. “I can not sleep! I am too nervous with these fires 🙏🏽 #MamaKoKo,” she wrote.
“I pray that everyone is kept safe and protected from these fires,” Kourtney Kardashian added on her Instagram Story. “No Calabasas tonight.”
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The fire comes just 24 hours after the area was plagued by a shooting at Thousand Oaks’ Boderline Bar and Grill, where 12 people were killed, including Alaina Housley, the 18-year-old niece of Tamera Mowry-Housley.
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