A fast-moving wildfire on Monday destroyed at least five multimillion-dollar houses in one of the wealthiest areas in Los Angeles and compelled stars to flee in the middle of the night.
One of the areas under evacuation orders was that the posh area of Brentwood, apart on the west side of town which became world-renowned in 1994 when former soccer star O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife along with a waiter there.
James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, stated he and his family needed to push in the early morning looking for somewhere to stay after visiting the house he shares with his wife and three kids.
“needed to emergency evacuate my home and I have been driving around with my loved ones trying to get chambers,” James wrote on Twitter about 4 a.m. He added he discovered a place to shoot them in. “Crazy night guy! ,” he explained.
James purchased a $23 million, eight-bedroom house in Brentwood in late 2017, based on media reports.
On the northern border of Brentwood, a bunch of numerous multimillion-dollar houses were reduced to smoldering debris across a road festooned with Halloween decorations.
A bogus damn arm, a part of the holiday decorations, turned into melted plastic at the same home, and also a giant skull replicate stayed in front of another one. Heavy ash and smoke filled the air as water-dropping helicopters and plane tankers buzzed overhead.
Former and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also said that he was one of the thousands who needed to flee overnight.
“If you’re in an evacuation zone, do not screw around.
A red-carpet premiere for Schwarzenegger’s new film, “Terminator: Dark Fate,” that was scheduled for Monday night has been canceled because of fires in the region.
The”Terminator” premiere was scheduled to occur in Hollywood, a few miles in the flame zone. Food meant for the premiere celebration has been contributed to local American Red Cross shelters which were home fire evacuees, Paramount Pictures said.
“Representatives of SHIELD” celebrity Clark Gregg and”Sons of Anarchy” founder Kurt Sutter also stated on Twitter they were forced to leave their houses.
The roads of Brentwood became familiar to TV audiences when Simpson stood trial on charges of traumatic ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and server Ronald Goldman. Prosecutors alleged Simpson murdered the set at her Brentwood home and then fled into his local mansion.
He also told the Associated Press in June he lives in Las Vegas.
Monday’s fire erupted at the hills over where Simpson had dwelt and was close to the Getty Center, a memorial for the art collection of oil magnate J. Paul Getty which includes works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh, as stated by the museum’s site.