Celebrities Forced to Flee as Calif. Fire Scorched Famed TV Site

By Sarah Le, Epoch Times
November 9, 2018 Updated: November 9, 2018

A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series “Westworld” and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu.

Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are among numerous celebrities forced to evacuate their homes, in some cases hurriedly trying to arrange transport for their horses. Some, like del Toro and Caitlyn Jenner, did not know the fate of their homes, but the wind-driven wildfire has destroyed the home of “Dr. Strange” director Scott Derrickson and the historic Paramount Ranch where shows like HBO’s “Westworld” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” were filmed.

Some famous celebrities were forced to evacuate their homes on Nov. 8 in Southern California, as fast-burning wildfires threatened local communities.

Actress Alyssa Milano, star of the hit television shows “Who’s the Boss?” “Melrose Place,” “Charmed,” “My Name is Earl,” and “Insatiable,” had to leave her home due to the Woolsey fire near Calabasas on Thursday night, according to People.

She said she grabbed her kids, her dogs, her computer, and a pair of boots. Her husband was out of town in New York.

Actor Rainn Wilson, best known for the television show “The Office,” also had to evacuate due to wildfires.

The Woolsey fire and another nearby fire dubbed the Hill fire both threatened the area surrounding the city of Thousand Oaks, where a gunman shot and killed 12 people and himself at the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday night.

Actress Adrienne Janic, who starred in television shows such as “Las Vegas” and “House,” uploaded the above-featured video to Twitter. She said, “Firefighters arrived to fight the fire from my cul de sac. Using my house as a command center since they have a good vantage point from my deck.”

A few hours later, Janic uploaded another video, saying she was up all night.

“The firefighters saved my home,” Janic said in the video, “but my whole neighborhood is gone.”

Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian all rushed to escape the flames of the wildfire near Calabasas on Thursday, reported Us Weekly.

“Pray for Calabasas,” wrote Kim Kardashian-West, star of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” on a video she uploaded to her Instagram stories. “Just landed back home and had 1 hour to pack up & evacuate our home. I pray everyone is safe.”

Kim Kardashian shared a video
Kim Kardashian shared a video on her Instagram stories on Nov. 8, 2018. (Instagram/kimkardashian)

At least 75,000 homes were evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Thursday and Friday, with “much of the city of Malibu” under mandatory evacuation orders, officials said in an alert. More than 20 million people were under red flag warnings in California on Friday morning.

Kardashian-West acknowledged the local law enforcement officers and firefighters on site, who were helping with the evacuation.

“Fire fighters are arriving. Thank you for all that you do for us!!!” she wrote.

Her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, also posted in her Instagram stories, including a photo of the trunk of her vehicle packed full of supplies.

“I pray that everyone is kept safe and protected from these fires,” she wrote. “No calabasas tonight.”

Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo
Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo on her Instagram stories on Nov. 8, 2018. (Instagram/kourtneykardash)

Khloé Kardashian tweeted that she was with her daughter True, her brother Rob, and his daughter Dream, and she was up at around 1:30 a.m. keeping watch on the fire.

“Saying prayers and thanking all of the brave firefighters who risk their lives for us,” she wrote.

Another major fire dubbed the Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise in Northern California on Thursday night, where more than 40,000 people were forced to evacuate.

The Associated Press contributed to this article

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