Wildfires are ripping through some of the most populated areas of Southern California. As a result, much of the public is in a panic, and many people have been forced to flee their homes. So far, over 150 acres and many buildings have been scorched. Many have fled their homes over the course of three days, according to CNN.
Police have shut down 9 miles of I-405, one of the nation's busiest freeways, as fires sweep down the foothills near the road. Many motorists were able to capture pictures of the raging fire sweeping down the hills. Looking at these photos displays what an incredible fire this is. Indeed, the fire was so strong that heat could be felt on car windows as motorists drove down the highway.
Conditions are not expected to be much better on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, with winds gusts of about 50 mph posting a risk of further spread.
The fires in the Los Angeles neighborhoods are forcing some stars to flee their mansion estates. For those living in Bel-Air, this is a very tragic week. According to the Daily Caller, Chelsea Handler was recently forced to evacuate her mansion as part of her neighborhood was impacted by the fire.
Not only did she evacuate her house, but she posted about it on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, along with a remark that she blames President Trump.
“Just evacuated my house,” she tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.”
Tens of thousands of people who live in between the historic Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard have been forced to flee their homes. Another star recently forced to evacuate his home was Rupert Murdock, who is having a terrible day after the land surrounding his vineyard estate began to burn.
According to a local paper, the 16-acre Moraga Vineyard estate has a legendary history. The property, now threatened, was apparently once owned by Victor Fleming, who was the director of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone with the Wind." Fleming had built the home in 1939, the same year that both of these films were produced. He kept horses and boarded a few friends.
"It was simply stunning," Murdoch told the Wall Street Journal, according to the LA Times. "The winery and vineyard, and the wine were a great bonus. I very quickly fell in love."
Let's pray for all of those who have lost their homes in the California fires. In breaking news, the House of Representatives just passed a bill that is bad news for the anti-concealed-carry crowd.