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LeBron James and family forced to evacuate California home as wildfires force thousands to flee

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Posted at 7:41 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 08:07:23-04

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.”

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.

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).

James thanked all the first responders who are working to contain the fires.

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.

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