Kim Kardashian’s Home at Risk as Deadly California Wildfire Rages On
Hundreds of celebrity homes are on the path of destruction
The wildfires that destroyed more than 115,000 acres across Southern California just reached the doorsteps of the rich and famous.
Los Angeles’ famous Getty Center, Sepulveda Pass and typically congested 405 Freeway have all been shut down after a new fire — dubbed the Skirball Fire after emerging nearby the city’s Skirball Cultural Center — encroached into the ritzy neighborhood of Bel-Air, where many celebrities call home. As the roaring flames continue to tear through houses and destroy all that’s in its path, the local residents have taken every precaution — including packing their bags and fleeing their multi-million mansion for refuge.
Houses located near Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard are considered endangered at the time of writing. Kim Kardashian, who owns a home in the area with husband Kanye West, may need to evacuate for their safety.
The reality star wrote on Twitter, “I pray everyone in Los Angeles is safe from these fires and THANK YOU to all of the fire fighters working so hard to keep everyone safe!”
Her sister Kourtney Kardashian called the disaster “insane,” writing, “The fire jumped over the freeway to homes. These fires are terrifying. Does anyone know how we can help in LA?”
Forced to Evacuate
Meanwhile, Paris Hilton was forced to leave her residence when the flames got too close for comfort. “This wild fire in LA is terrifying! My house is now being evacuated to get all of my pets out of there safely,” the hotel heiress tweeted. “Thank you to all the firefighters who are risking their lives to save ours. You are true heroes!”
Glee alum Lea Michele told The Hollywood Reporter she also had to relocate to a friends’ house as the fire approached her neighborhood. “I had two minutes to think of what I can take and I grabbed my cat and that’s all,” she said. “It really doesn’t matter, all you need is to surround yourself with the people that you love. These ‘things’ — nothing matters.”
Though Chrissy Teigen assured fans she was safe, she tweeted, “Never thought I’d get to actually play what I thought was a hypothetical game of what would you grab if there were a fire. so far all I have is Luna, some limited edition Oreos and my spike tv award.” On a more serious note, she added, “We are fine and we will be fine. thinking of everyone else affected and continuing my lifelong intense love of firefighters.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna told pal Adrienne Maloof she was also out of harm’s way for the time being, responding to her friend’s concerned message, “Yes we are so far, prayers to you and everyone.”