Kim Kardashian forced to flee her home amid Woolsey Canyon wildfire

Deanna Kelley
November 10, 2018

The Woolsey fire began on November 8 near Simi Valley then burned south overnight, jumping the 101 freeway and heading towards the Kardashian family's Calabasas homes and the flames by Friday afternoon hard marched all the way to the coast in Malibu.

She said, "Pray for Calabasas". Just landed back home and had 1 hour to pack up & evacuate.

"I pray that everyone is kept safe and protected from these fires".

Her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, also evacuated their nearby homes, with each giving social media followers updates on their comings and goings. "I pray everyone is safe", she wrote in one story with an aerial image overlooking the sweeping fire.

The reality TV star flew back from San Quentin jail, where a death row inmate she is campaigning to have released is being held, when she was told to quickly flee the devastating blazes.

Death row inmate Kevin Cooper is now in San Quentin though it remains unclear if they met during the visit according to the publication.

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"Shape of Water" director Guillermo del Toro said he evacuated Thursday night. It was the second wildfire to spring up on Thursday. "A voluntary evacuation remains in effect for Calabasas areas south of the 101".

The fire broke out on Thursday north-west of Los Angeles and roared southward, jumping the U.S. 101 freeway early Friday and sweeping into the Santa Monica Mountains. The gossip website also said Caitlin Jenner's home that sat on a ridge overlooking Malibu beach had been destroyed.

She captioned one video: "Fire fighters are arriving".

Smoke could be seen over the area where a vigil was held last night for the victims of the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday night.

The entire city of Malibu, a well-known celebrity hotspot, has been put under a mandatory evacuation order, as multiple homes are reported to have been scorched in Westlake Village and Oak Park with the Woolsey fire now estimated to have spread to 35,000 acres. I took my kids, dogs, computer and my Doc Marten boots", tweeted actress Alyssa Milano, then adding, "Husband is in NY.

Rapper Iggy Azalea struck a similarly frantic tone, tweeting that she "was genuinely concerned" by the flames encroaching on her Calabasas home.

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