A huge brush fire is threatening homes and businesses in Calabasas, California. The 500-acre blaze is reportedly around 75 percent contained according to ABC News. Many celebrity watchers are wondering what homes might be threatened by the fire that is still raging in the posh, celebrity-dense neighborhood.
Many homes in the Calabasas suburb in Southern California have gone up in flames. Radar Online reports that Jerry O’Connell’s mansion may be one of them. There are pictures of O’Connell walking through the smoke and rubble in what is believed to be his own property according to Radar Online.
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) June 5, 2016
All of the Kardashian Klan lives in Calabasas and many fans are worried that their homes may be in danger. It turns out that Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were also worried and even Snapchatted about the raging fires and what it might mean for their own homes. Neither were evacuated and must not be close enough to the Highlands, Eddingham and Adamsville neighborhoods that were reportedly told to leave the area. Kylie Jenner was good about posting many updates and pictures of the huge plume of smoke caused by the brush fires not far from her home.
Many in the area have been evacuated from their homes in case the fires flare up again. According to reports, around 5,000 residents have been affected by the fire and 3,700 homes were evacuated. Considering that the population of Calabasas is just under 25,000, the So-Cal fire is affecting a huge portion of the upscale town. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West live in the area but were already out of town. They didn’t need to evacuate because both had appearances planned before the fires broke out. Kris Jenner also lives in the area and posted on social media about the too-close-to-home brush fires. The photo she posted is believed to be Portia de Rossi’s firefighter brother Michael Rogers.
The Daily Mail reported that the Calabasas fire has shifted away from many of the celebrity homes that were previously in danger. Mandatory evacuations for the town were lifted at 2 a.m. on Sunday but were not lifted for neighboring Topanga Canyon.
— People Magazine (@people) June 5, 2016
Around 400 firefighters were battling the blaze that put celebrity homes like that of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at risk. It was learned in a Sunday morning news conference that three of those firefighters were injured while battling the brush fire that got out of control. The fire became more manageable heading into Sunday, as temperatures in Southern California cooled significantly from the heat on Saturday.
According to reports, the cause of the So-Cal fire that put so many celebrity homes at risk stemmed from several hot days in a row that dried out the brush in and around the city. Multiple fires broke out due to the very dry brush in the area, one of them due to a car hitting a telephone pole.
It was pointed out that while many celebrities tweeted about the fires raging in Calabasas, many of the most affluent homes in the area were never in danger of being burned down. The fire was reportedly moving east away from the city toward Topanga Canyon rather than blowing into the city itself.
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted about the So-Cal fires and gave thanks to her brother-in-law, who works as a firefighter. Ellen said, “Sending thanks to Portia’s brother Michael & all the rescue workers on the scene of this dangerous fire in Calabasas.” The blaze is around 75 percent contained and no longer posing a large threat to the town where the Kardashians and Jenners live. With just two damaged homes and one burned commercial building, damages to the affluent area are minimal.
[AP Photo/Richard Vogel]