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California wildfires threaten to burn down celebrity houses in Ventura

November 10, 8:04 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The wildfires that started in the middle of the week in Ventura County rapidly spread to around 4,000 hectares

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MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. /TASS/. American celebrities were among thousands of people evacuated from their homes because of the wildfires that engulfed Ventura County in California. Among the celebrities who had to leave their Malibu houses are reality TV star and model Kim Kardashian West; singers Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea and Cher; and director Guillermo del Toro.

Kim Kardashian West wrote on her Twitter microblog that she heard "the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment." Lady Gaga said she left the area on Friday morning. On her Instagram account, she posted a picture of the sky completely covered in smoke.

"I am worried about my house, but there is nothing I can do. Friends [sic] houses have burned," Cher wrote on her Twitter microblog. Singer Iggy Azalea and Charmed TV series star Alyssa Milano also said their houses are in danger.

Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro left his Bleah House, where he held the collection of books, monster figurines, film sketches, costumes and movie props. "Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains," he wrote on his Twitter microblog.

Some celebrity houses might have already burned down in the wildfires. "We lost out home, but we are all safe and that's the important thing," Scott Derrickson, director of Doctor Strange movie (2016), wrote on his Twitter account. According to TMZ, the house of American reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner burned down on Friday.

The wildfires that started in the middle of the week in Ventura County rapidly spread to around 4,000 hectares. The authorities earlier announced the evacuation of 200,000 people from parts of Los Angeles and Ventura. Residents of Malibu were also ordered to evacuare. Over 3,300 firefighters combat the wildfires, but the blaze has not yet been contained.

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