As wildfires rage across Southern California, thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate their homes and find a safe shelter. The warm winds are fueling the flames and several shocking photos of the fires have been released.
Major freeways have been shut down, possessions have been lost, and people have been fearing for their safety. Several famous celebrities have shared their own struggles on social media, being forced to evacuate before they are in immediate danger.
Many celebrities live in or near Bel Air. The Skirball Fire has been enveloping the surrounding area and coming close to their homes. Yesterday, Paris Hilton revealed that she had to escape her home.
She said, “This wildfire in LA is terrifying! My house is now being evacuated to get all of my pets out of there safely. Thank you to all the firefighters who are risking their lives to save ours. You are true heroes!”
Actress Lea Michele evacuated her home as well on Wednesday. She is currently staying with some of her close friends.
She said, “Praying for everyone in LA…grabbed what I loved most this morning and so grateful to my friends for taking us in.”
Lionel Richie revealed on social media that he was canceling his Wednesday night show in order to help his family get to a safe place in their evacuation.
He said, “Due to the devastating California wildfires, and helping family evacuate to a safer place, I unfortunately have to cancel my show tonight. I look forward to returning to the stage this weekend and performing for my fans…”
Other celebrities tweeted about their evacuations as well. Below are a few of the tweets.
Please be praying for the brave firefighters that are working on containing these scary fires. Also, pray for the residents who have been forced to evacuate. In other important news, today marks 76 years since the Pearl Harbor attack. Here are some of the iconic photos from that day.