The Southern California wildfire has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, including several celebrities who are using their voice to urge social media users to help any way they can. The most recent celebrity who tweeted about the fire was Miley Cyrus, known for her previous work with Disney Channel.
The singer took to Twitter to thank her followers and update them on her situation, saying she felt “grateful” for what remained. Cyrus said she was devastated by the fires affecting her area, but is one of the lucky ones. Her animals and the “love of her life” made it out safely. She stated, “My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for all I have left.” The 25-year-old then thanked first-time responders.”
Neil Young also took to Twitter to reveal he left his home to the wildfire. On his personal website, he criticized President Donald Trump’s tweet attribution to the fires to “bad forest management.” Neil stated California is vulnerable not because of poor forest management, rather because of Climate Change.
Gerard Butler called the situation “heartbreaking” as he stands next to his home, completely destroyed, showing its charred remains. The Woolsey fire started Thursday night and had pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific ocean by Friday, prompting an evacuation in Aurora Hills, Calabasas, Malibu and other nearby areas. The wild blaze was torched over 85,000 acres of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, claiming at least 150 homes.
According to authorities, the blaze virtually burned down the town of Paradise, destroying thousands of structures and homes. Over 228 people are unaccounted for and at least 31 people have died.
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Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment. If you can, support these brave men and women at SupportLAFD.org. Link in bio.
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Sadly my house couldn’t be saved. The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home. I thanked the fire chief and his team of firemen for all of their hard work. He took the time to explain what happened and I’m grateful for all of their hard work trying to save my home. Sad we lost our home but grateful that my family is safe. Luckily we quickly evacuated our house yesterday after a patrol car drove up the street announcing mandatory evacuations. I’m grateful for my lovely neighbors and friends who kept me informed and for their help this evening. 🙏 Thank you all for caring 💜 #woolseyfire #malibu. Special thanks to Fire Chief Rash and his brave team of firefighters. 🙏
The fire affected several other stars such as Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannon Doherty, Kim Kardashian, Robin Thicke, Real Housewife Camille Grammer, Alyssa Milano, Guillermo del Toro, Rainn Wilson, Cher, Orlando Bloom, Jessica Simpson, and Mark Hamill.
Nearly all celebrities gave shout-outs to the firefighters struggling to contain the fire, that was described as difficult conditions. In addition to the homes destroyed, Paramount Ranch “Western Town,” a film location dating back to 1927 burned to the ground. The TV series “Westworld” is among the many products that filmed at the ranch in West Los Angeles.