A slew of celebrities has been forced to evacuate their homes amid the raging wildfires in Southern California. A Thousand others have sought refuge at various shelters in and around the area.
Which Celebrities Evacuated Their Homes?
Glee alum Lea Michele was one of the first celebrities to announce that she has evacuated her home in the wake of the massive fire. The 31-year-old actress packed her stuff and went straight to her friend's house.
Paris Hilton also left her home temporarily and the reality TV star shared a video of the fire that can be seen from the highway. Hilton thanked all of the firefighters who helped her and all of her pets out of the house safely.
This wild fire in LA is terrifying! My house is now being evacuated to get all of my pets out of there safely. Thank you to all the firefighters who are risking their lives to save ours. You are true heroes! pic.twitter.com/6uYBUh1pjV
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) December 6, 2017
Ariana Grande's mom, Joan Grande, and brother, Frankie Grande, gave fans an update regarding their situation, separately. Joan said that it was the first time for her to be asked to evacuate her home. Frankie told his social media followers that his entire family is safe.
American Idol reboot judge Lionel Richie skipped his Wednesday night performance at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas so he and his family could also evacuate their home.
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen admitted that she never thought she would ever have to play a hypothetical game of "what would you grab if there were a fire." Teigen, her husband John Legend, and their kids are all safe post-evacuation.
Chelsea Handler Links California Wildfires To Trump
Talk show host Chelsea Handler also evacuated her house with her family. The controversial TV personality even likened the California wildfires to President Donald Trump and was criticized for her comments.
The series of massive fires first broke out in Ventura County earlier this week. New fires continued to break throughout nearby areas within the next couple of days.
On Wednesday, fire officials ordered the evacuation of thousands of people as the Thomas fire reached the upscale areas of Los Angeles.
"These are days that break your heart, but these are also days that show the resilience of our city," said Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles.
Garcetti also took the time to thank all of the firefighters, agencies, city personnel, and residents who helped each other during a time of need.
Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times. — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 6, 2017