Celebri­ties forced to flee from wild­fire

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Jonathan Lan­drum Jr.

LOS AN­GE­LES >> 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.

The blaze started Thurs­day night and by Fri­day had pushed to­ward Mal­ibu and the Pa­cific Ocean, prompt­ing evac­u­a­tions in Mal­ibu, Cal­abasas, Aguora Hills and other nearby ar­eas.

Alyssa Mi­lano said her home is “in jeop­ardy” in hopes evac­u­at­ing her 5 horses. The ac­tress ul­ti­mately got the help she needed and tweeted that her “Horses are fi­nally safe. My chil­dren are safe. My home is in jeop­ardy but... ev­ery­thing with a heart­beat is safe. Thank you all for your con­cern.”

The celebrity web­site TMZ re­ported that Jen­ner’s home was burned, but the Olympic gold medal­ist said in an In­sta­gram video that she didn’t know “whether the house made it or not.” She con­firmed she was safe.

Kar­dashian West posted video on In­sta­gram of an area on fire with a mes­sage “Pray for Cal­abasas.” She said she landed back home, spent one hour pack­ing and evac­u­ated shortly af­ter­ward.

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