LOS ANGELES — LeBron James has been forced to evacuate his home in Los Angeles amid growing wildfires in northern and southern California that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes, causing Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency.
James took to Twitter at around 4 a.m. on Monday morning to share his struggle to find temporary rooms after he had to emergency evacuate from his home early Monday morning.
On Twitter James said, “Man these LA fires aren’t no joke.”
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! 🤦🏾♂️— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019
Several minutes later, James said they finally found a place to stay.
The Southern California fire has grown to more than 250 acres and around 3,330 homes are under mandatory evacuation, ABC News reports.
Finally found a place to accommodate us! Crazy night man!— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019
In northern California's wine country, the Kincade Fire has already destroyed 79 structures and now threatens 31,175 other homes and buildings, said the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
I 🙏🏾 for all the families in the area that could be affected by these 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 now! Pretty please get to safety ASAP— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019
James thanked all the first responders who are working to contain the fires.
My best wishes as well to the first responders⛑ right now doing what they do best! 🙏🏾💪🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019
At around 6:50 a.m. EST, the Los Angeles Fire Department ordered mandatory evacuations after a fire erupted on a hillside near the Getty Center Museum. Evacuation centers are open in Westwood and Sherman Oaks.