A Round-Up Of All The Celebrities Affected By The California Wildfires
The trio of fires engulfing communities in California have spared no one. Families, firefighters, first response teams, medical personnel, volunteer rescuers, and yes, even the areas' most affluent have suffered losses, some more devastating than others.
As the death toll continues to rise (there are 59 confirmed statewide deaths, as of this writing) and more individuals are categorized as missing, celebrities continue to keep their fingers crossed and faith strong that their homes and loved ones are saved from the tragedy.
Unfortunately, not all celebrities' houses were successfully put out of harm's way. The properties of Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, and Neil Young, to say the least, are now mounds of rubble and ash, while some of their famous neighbors have been evacuated but remain in the dark about the state of their homes.
Learn more about the celebrities affected by the wildfire—the deadliest that California has ever seen—here:
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus
The couple has literally lost their home to the flames. Only themselves and their pets were safe.
It’s been a heartbreaking few days. This is what’s left of my house. Love. Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires. I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger. Thankful for the all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property. I love u guys. I love you Malibu. Thank you to all the hero firefighters around California. It’s going to be a journey to rebuild. Stay strong all. To help/donate visit @malibufoundation and @happyhippiefdn
The 300 leading man visited his home after firefighters informed him it was safe to return, only, there was no home to come back to. Only the shell of what was once his house was left standing.
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.
Driving around Point Dume on Saturday. 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. Please turn your support to those who need it most here, and throughout California. There's a Go Fund Me to help people across the state affected by the fires. Please join me if you can. Link in bio. gofundme.com/cause/californiafires
After the British lad posted a photo of his home, unaffected by the raging fire that was just meters away from his property, a few days ago, he let his fans know that all was well. A follow-up Instagram post confirmed his safety while sending out a plea to all to take the issues of renewable energy and climate change seriously.
yesterday I managed to get back to my home in malibu— I had tried to make peace with any outcome and I had been looking for the lesson, for me I don’t have to look far...my home still stands yet many I know have lost everything ?? hope & prayers yes of course but these fires and floods are OUR environment screaming for more than our hopes & prayers yes we HOPE that we all get WOKE cos not only is there a clock on our lives but our planets too...we have the knowledge and technology for renewable energy it has to be a MUST #woolseyfire #hillfire #californiastrong @malibufoundation @losangelesfiredepartment
The singer and businesswoman has yet to reveal the state of her home after she posted a photo of her property safe and away from the approaching wall of merciless flames.
As a family man, Robin Thicke's first priority was to drive his brood as far and as safely away from danger. He documented the plume of smoke that was about to swallow his house whole, and his ride on the freeway to reach safety. It was confirmed that their house, along with all of its contents, was lost.
Camille's house was totally lost in the flames, though her cars and a few personal belongings were saved. Regardless, she gave a shot-out to the firefighters and their chief who risked their lives in the process.
Sadly my house couldn’t be saved. The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home. I thanked the fire chief and his team of firemen for all of their hard work. He took the time to explain what happened and I’m grateful for all of their hard work trying to save my home. Sad we lost our home but grateful that my family is safe. Luckily we quickly evacuated our house yesterday after a patrol car drove up the street announcing mandatory evacuations. I’m grateful for my lovely neighbors and friends who kept me informed and for their help this evening. ?? Thank you all for caring ?? #woolseyfire #malibu. Special thanks to Fire Chief Rash and his brave team of firefighters. ??
David Chokachi, who many will know as Cody Madison from Baywatch, lost all of his house, cars, and possessions to the fire that wreaked havoc in Malibu.
Sad to lose a magical house, full of memories we will have forever. Point Dume will rise and rebuild, even stronger. Love and strength to all our Malibu family. And special thanks to the firefighters and all the Point Dume warriors who have fought tirelessly to protect our community. If you can give, please go to supportlafd.org or @lafdfoundation @tommyomoore
The third Hemsworth brother's home had a fate more palatable than that of Liam's; only the garage was charred.
Feeling lucky that our house survived and we only lost the garage. But a lot of others lost everything and my heart goes out to all of them. Most of all I feel very lucky to be part of this incredible community. The selflessness of everyone who lives here and have lost their homes brings me to tears. The tired, smiling familiar faces of our friends who are still putting out smoldering fires makes me so grateful to call them my friends. Thank you to all the people donating their time and food and supplies. There’s a long road ahead for the Malibu community but I’ll be there to give back to everyone who needs it. Thanks @ryanbendavis for ferrying people back and forth, fighting every piece of smoke you saw and being a constant source of hilarity and for wearing your wetsuit for 3 days! Thanks also @mattseashols @timmykeenan @erichaskell @djsendit for getting in and fighting for all our properties. Also @merkin69 Ted for the never ending hospitality and love and food!. You guys are all legends and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship. Anything u guys need, you got it.
Though she was still one of the luckier celebrities who didn't lose all in this tragedy, Kim was informed that part of her property had still been burned.
I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment. It doesn’t seems like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor. God is good. I’m just praying everyone is safe ????— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 9, 2018
Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson was also one of the unfortunate individuals whose home could not be saved.
Just a quick update to say that I’m overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of love and support. Thank you to everyone who messaged me, and for the dozens upon dozens of you who offered us a place to stay. We are blessed and grateful to be safe and so loved. ?????? pic.twitter.com/5i4InDTs8S— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 10, 2018
Celebrities who were forced to evacuate included Will Smith, Caitlyn Jebnner, Martin Sheen and his wife, Lady Gaga, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Alyssa Milano, and Rainn Wilson.
In light of the tragedy, these celebrities and others have encouraged the public to donate in kind or in cash to firefighters in the area and fire protection agencies.
On the other hand, others chose to go down a philanthropic path by making donations themselves (Miley Cyrus, Sandra Bullock, and Disney execs) or keeping morale high in all the ways they could (Dave Grohl served barbecue at a fire station, Guy Fieri served firefighters a homecooked meal, Robe Lowe assisted in evacuations, Ellen DeGeneres joined forces with Walmart, while Lady Gaga paid a Red Cross shelter a visit with pizza and coffee).
#Repost @backbeatbbq . To all the @losangelesfiredepartment and @lacountyfd heroes we met last night...thank you. It was an honor to cook for you. - Dave . https://www.lafd.org/fire-stations/station-73 . https://www.lafd.org/fire-stations/station-81 . https://www.lafd.org/fire-stations/station-83 . https://www.lafd.org/fire-stations/station-68 . https://www.lafd.org/fire-stations/station-89 . https://locator.lacounty.gov/fire/Location/3046512/los-angeles-county-fire-department---station-125 . #backbeatbbq
Photos from @liamhemsworth @gerardbutler