Woolsey Fire: Celebrities Including Cher, Kim Kardashian and Martin Sheen Forced to Flee Homes as Malibu Evacuated

As wildfiress approached Malibu last night, celebrities and Hollywood executives were among the thousands forced to abandon their homes in the city and flee for safety. 

Authorities on Friday issued an evacuation order for the city, with in total 250,000 residents fleeing their homes in Ventura County and Los Angles county as the Woolsey Fire tore through southern California. 

GettyImages-181675538 Singer Cher peforms on NBC’s ‘Today’ at NBC’s TODAY Show on September 23, 2013 in New York City. Getty Images

The blaze started Thursday, and propelled by strong winds had by Friday approached communities on the Pacific coast, prompting the evacuations of Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and other nearby areas.

Singers, actors and entertainers are among those with homes in the area, and many took to social media to report having been forced to abadon their homes as the fire approached. 

Kim Kardashian in an Instagram post said that she had been given an hour to pack and flee.

“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 favor. God is good. I’m just praying everyone is safe,” she tweeted. 

Her husband, the rapper Kanye West, said their family was “safe and close.”

According to TMZ, Caitlyn Jenner’s Malibu home was entirely destroyed by the fire. 

The TV star let fans know she was safe in an Instagram, but was not sure if her house had “made it or not.” 

Singer Cher, who is performing in Las Vegas, tweeted that her home in Malibu was threatened by the fire.