As the Woolsey fire topped 35,000 acres Friday and the mandatory evacuation list approached 250,000 homes, celebrities from communities including Calabasas, Malibu and elsewhere found themselves in the thick of those forced from their homes.
Like their tens of thousands of fellow evacuees were doing, famous folks such as Alyssa Milano and Guillermo del Toro gave status updates and expressed their thanks. On her Instagram stories, Lady Gaga posted photos of her evacuating her Malibu home.
Caitlyn Jenner wasn’t as lucky, with TMZ reporting Friday that she had lost her home as the fire spread across the hills of Malibu.
“Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains,” director Del Toro tweeted Friday after following the fire’s progress and evacuating on Thursday night. He was referring to his home, which holds myriad monsters and oddities.
Actors Milano, Rainn Wilson and Eddie McClintock, and musician Melissa Etheridge all found themselves displaced on Thursday as well.
“Pulling out of my driveway with my two big dogs in the back,” actress Roma Downey tweeted Friday morning. “Malibu fire evacuation. Please pray for our community and the safety of our first responders.” On Instagram, she posted a photo showing a clear blue sky with a billowing gray plume of smoke.
“Pray for Calabasas,” Kim Kardashian West said Thursday night in an Instagram story, where she posted several short video clips. “Just landed back home and had 1 hour to pack up and evacuate our home. I pray everyone is safe.”
On Friday, Kanye West, Kardashian’s husband, updated his Twitter feed, saying, “Thank you for everyone’s prayers. Our family is safe and close.”
Later in the day, after news came out that their home had been threatened by the fire, Kardashian tweeted again.
“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,” Kardashian said. “God is good. I’m just praying everyone is safe.”
I just had to evacuate my home from the fires. I took my kids, dogs, computer and my Doc Marten boots.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 9, 2018
(Husband is in NY. Horses are being evacuated by my trainer.)
My House has been evacuated due to nearby fires in Thousand Oaks. (The pigs & dogs are fine, thank you) Please send your prayers to the people of Thousand Oaks and the victims of the shooting that are now having to evacuate their homes and neighborhoods. Then send them some cash.— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) November 9, 2018
That’s it.— Eddie ⅯcClintock (@EddieMcClintock) November 9, 2018
We’ve been evacuated from Old Agoura.
Things just got real.
Evacuated last night. Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains. Thousand Oaks and Agoura are still in danger. Malibu is being evacuated.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 9, 2018
Well, well, as if life needed to get more interesting...we have a mandatory evacuation of our home due to the #Woolseyfire . We have gone to a hotel in Santa Monica where we will stay until we can return. Send love and strength to our amazing California firefighters. #safe— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) November 9, 2018
Thank you for everyone’s prayers. Our family is safe and close— ye (@kanyewest) November 9, 2018
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
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9:10 p.m.: This story was updated with the latest fire acreage and evacuations.
2:55 p.m.: This story was updated with additional information about celebrities evacuating their homes.
The story was originally pubished at 1:05 p.m.