Former NBA star Andrei Kirilenko’s Bel-Air home lost in the Skirball fire
Several homes are burning in Bel-Air as fire closes the 405 Freeway and forces evacuations.
A home owned by Andrei Kirilenko, a former NBA All-Star, was among those destroyed by the wildfire in Bel-Air.
Jason Collins, a former NBA player and teammate of Kirilenko’s, tweeted on Wednesday that Kirilenko’s house was destroyed in the blaze. Collins, who lives in nearby Brentwood, revealed that he too had evacuated the area.
Kirilenko bought the contemporary-style home on Linda Flora Drive two years ago for $5.55 million, The Times previously reported. The gated compound had five bedrooms, five bathrooms and about 4,350 square feet of interior space.
The three-acre property also included a guesthouse with a gym and two detached garages.
Kirilenko, 36, spent 13 seasons in the NBA for the Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets. He now serves as the president of the Russian Basketball Federation.
The Skirball fire began in the early morning on Wednesday and has burned upward of 475 acres and several other homes in Bel-Air. The fire was reportedly 30% contained by Friday morning.
At least six homes were destroyed near Moraga Drive, Casiano Road and Linda Flora Drive, according to KABC-TV. A dozen more have been damaged by the blaze, including an estate and vineyard owned by billionaire Rupert Murdoch.
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