The massive Woolsey Fire that has ravaged southern California has razed a good number of buildings to the ground, among them a historic movie site that was used for the HBO series Westworld, and homes of celebrities. The celebrities who had to evacuate their homes were Gerard Butler, Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro.
The blaze had started on the night of November 8 and by the next day it was headed towards Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. The inferno prompted evacuations from Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and other nearby areas.
Gerard posted a picture of his home, after it was ravaged by the fire, on his Instagram page and captioned it: “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 @LosAngelesFireDepartment. If you can, support these brave men and women at SupportLAFD.org. Link in bio.”
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Journalist John Schreiber, who tweeted out pictures of Paramount Ranch where HBO’s Westworld was filmed, said in his post, “Sad for fans of @WestworldHBO and shows like Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, the Paramount Ranch western town movie set has burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire @CBSLA #westworld #Woolseyfire”
Other celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and Lady Gaga, who had to evacuate, tweeted out their love and support for the firefighters and the many people who had lost their homes or lives.
The death toll from the fire is said to have risen and at last count, at least 31 people have lost their lives.