Celebrities including Orlando Bloom and Liam Payne took to social media to voice their fears for residents and firefighters in California as a wildfire spread fast through the area, leaving 23 dead.
The fire became California's third deadliest since record-keeping began, with the death toll rising by 14 on Saturday. It was dangerously close to Malibu, where many of Hollywood's biggest names reside. All 13,000 residents of Malibu, 30 miles west of central Los Angeles, were told to leave their homes on Friday.
Former One Direction star Liam Payne said he was about to lose his house, in an emotional message to his 32 million followers on Twitter.
"My heart goes out to everyone caught in the fires please stay safe and don't take unnecessary risks. I think I'm about to lose my house and its memories ... even worse tragically people have died thoughts and prayers with everyone it's been a tough day let's hope it gets better."
My heart goes out to everyone caught in the fires please stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks. I think I’m about to lose my house and its memories 😔even worse tragically people have died thoughts and prayers with everyone it’s been a tough day let’s hope it gets better 🙏🏼
Kim Kardashian West said her home in Hidden Hills was affected, but that the fire had been contained.
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 favour. God is good. I’m just praying everyone is safe 🙏🏼
Actress Alyssa Milano initially tweeted that she was waiting to hear the fate of her home because she wasn't allowed to access the area. She later confirmed that her property was still standing and that she was off to provide support to the firefighters.
This #SaturdayMorning I’m waiting to hear the fate of my home. They won’t let us in the area. Thank you for all your well wishes.
Lady Gaga described how she was sitting "wondering if my home will burst into flames". She followed up with more tweets on how grateful she was for the support of the emergency services.
I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.
Authorities in southern California said about 200,000 people had been issued with evacuation orders, as wind fanned the fires out of control.
The film set of the popular TV series Westworld was burnt down in what had been named the "Woolsey Fire" at Paramount Ranch.
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area confirmed the damage on Twitter: "We are sorry to share the news that the #WoolseyFire has burnt Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura. We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burnt. This area is an active part of the incident and we cannot access it."
United States President Donald Trump meanwhile blamed "gross mismanagement of forests" for the wildfires.
"There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor," he wrote on Twitter.
70,000 acres burnt; significant structure loss in LA Co, no exact number on structure damage- damage assessment teams throughout the day/night to make assessments to structures but don’t have an exact number #LASD#WoolseyFirepic.twitter.com/uDQbbgnptm