Gerard Butler shared a heartbreaking photo of the damage done to his home in Malibu. He’s among thousands of people who had to flee from the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California.
Butler returned to his Malibu residence Sunday and found it “half-gone,” as he shared on Instagram. “Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California,” wrote the “Geostorm” star.
He also posted two videos on his Instagram story, in which he shows his destroyed property and says, “Welcome to my home in Malibu. Half gone.”
He thanked the Los Angeles Fire Department who has been battling the fires nonstop, saying,”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.”
Alongside the video where he surveys the damage, he wrote, “My heart aches for all those who lost their homes and their lives in California. I was one of the lucky ones, my home was only partially destroyed. A lot of people lost everything and will have to rebuild from scratch. I am ok and so grateful for all of the well wishes.” He asked people to donate to those who’ve lost their homes at GoFundMe.
Among other public figures who’ve lost their houses to the devastating wildfires: Miley Cyrus, director Scott Derrickson and singer Neil Young.
Ireland Baldwin shared on Twitter that her mother, Kim Basinger, lost her home in Malibu. “So many friends and friends and family of friends are losing everything they own in these fires. My mom and her partner lost their Malibu home in #Woolseyfire and thankfully, they are both safe,” she Tweeted. She added that police accused her of looting when she returned to the home to “gather a couple of things.”
Several other famous names are among the thousands who have been forced to evacuate, including Lady Gaga, Orlando Bloom, Kim Kardashian and Guillermo del Toro.
The Woolsey Fire began Thursday night and by Friday Malibu, Calabasas and neighboring areas had to be evacuated. Between it and the Hill Fire, more than 250,000 have been forced to flee their homes.
Firefighters also faced the Camp Fire in Northern California that’s destroyed over 6,700 structures and killed at least 42 people, making it the most destructive fire in state history.
[Via CBS, Star Tribune]
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