Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James Evacuate Home In Getty Fire
A wildfire dubbed the Getty Fire, broke out Monday morning in Los Angeles’ Sherman Oaks neighbourhood and celebrities such as NBA star LeBron James, ex-governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger are among those who evacuated.
According to fire department officials, the Getty Fire has burned through more than 500 acres since it started around 1:30 a.m. local time adjacent to the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center, Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a press conference.
James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, wrote on Twitter that he and his family had to evacuate their home around 4 a.m. local time.
“Man these LA 🔥 aren’t no joke. Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far! 🤦🏾♂️”
The NBA star added later tweeted that he had finally found a place to accommodate his family:
“Finally found a place to accommodate us! Crazy night man!
“I 🙏🏾 for all the families in the area that could be affected by these 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 now! Pretty please get to safety ASAP,” he wrote. “My best wishes as well to the first responders⛑ right now doing what they do best! 🙏🏾💪🏾.”
Actor and former California Gov. Schwarzenegger said he evacuated earlier this morning due to the Getty Fire.
In a tweet, he urged those affected by the blaze to follow evacuation orders.
“We evacuated safely at 3:30 this morning. If you are in an evacuation zone, don’t screw around. Get out. Right now I am grateful for the best firefighters in the world, the true action heroes who charge into the danger to protect their fellow Californians. #GettyFire”
Meanwhile, the premiere for Schwarzenegger’s new film “Terminator: Dark Fate” was cancelled because of the fire, while the catering for the after-party will be donated to the Red Cross.