The wildfires spreading across Northern and Southern California are destroying the homes of many, including celebrities. It has been named the “Woolsey Fire” and has caused a forced evacuation of Malibu, where many stars have extravagant homes. The fire started on Thursday evening and by Friday it caused evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, and other nearby areas.
Neil Young is among the celebrities to lose their home in the fire. This wasn’t the first time that Neil lost his home in California to a fire, unfortunately. He lost his home called the Meeker Mansion in 1978, where he lived while recording albums in the mid-1970s. He also lost his Malibu recording studio in 2007 to a fire.
The Fire Destroyed an Iconic Movie Set
The fire has been moving quickly and has also destroyed a historic movie site that was recently used by the HBO show Westworld. It was a 2,700-acre ranch that was purchased by Paramount Studios in 1927 and was the set of many Western movies and television shows over the years. It was used for older television shows including The Cisco Kid and Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre. It is now the property of the National Park Service but continues to be a filming location.
Many of the celebrities in California have posted on social media in support of the firefighters, who are working tirelessly to calm the situation. A few of the celebrities who have evacuated the area are Scott Baio, Guillermo del Toro, Gerard Butler, and Lady Gaga. Many are now helping to raise money for the California Fire Foundation, local animal shelters, and firefighters.
Other Stars Who Lost Their Homes
The celebrities who have confirmed that they have lost their home along with Neil Young are Robin Thicke, The Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, and unfortunately, the list keeps growing.
According to The New York Times, “The Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles began shortly after the Camp Fire, on Thursday afternoon. It has since covered more than 80,000 acres and destroyed 177 structures. On Sunday, officials said the fire was only 15 percent contained. While winds have decreased, fire crews still faced steep terrain, limited access, and unpredictable conditions. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that two bodies had been found severely burned inside a stopped vehicle on a long, narrow driveway in Malibu.” You can also map the fires on New York Time’s website.
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to those in California who may be affected by these horrible fires, currently called the Woolsey Fire. We hope the fires will stop soon and no one else will be injured or lose their homes!
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