An intense wildfire raging through Southern California forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, including several celebrities, who are awaiting the fate of their residences.
Gerard Butler called it a “heartbreaking time across California” after learning his home burned to ashes.
“Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating,” the “300” star posted Sunday on Twitter, alongside a picture of him standing in front of the remaining rubble. “Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD.”
In a video posted to his Instagram story, Butler said, “Welcome to my home in Malibu” as he walked around his scorched property.
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 @LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at https://t.co/ei7c7F7cZx. pic.twitter.com/AcBcLtKmDU
— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) November 11, 2018
The Woolsey fire started Thursday night and by Friday had pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, prompting evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and other nearby areas. Authorities said Saturday that at least 150 homes had burned.
The fast-moving flames also claimed Robin Thicke’s Malibu home.
The singer’s pregnant girlfriend, April Love Geary, shared a picture of the couple’s damaged home in an Instagram story. “Our house is gone,” she wrote with a crying emoji.
According to USA Today, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” staple Camille Grammer confirmed early Sunday morning on Instagram that her home went up in flames: “Sadly my house couldn’t be saved. The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home.”