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Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James Evacuate Home In Getty Fire

Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James Evacuate Homes In Getty Fire| PHOTO: Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section

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.

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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.

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