As multiple wildfires rage across Southern California this week, celebrities are evacuating their homes just like everyone else. The Santa Ana winds have carried flames from less densely populated parts of the county into neighborhoods in the heart of Los Angeles where people like Chrissy Teigen and Frankie Grande live, and the L.A. fire department has been strategically evacuating neighborhoods as the fire moves.
Deciding which essentials to pack amid all the evacuation frenzy seems to be a concern. For some, like Teigen, it’s drawing attention to how much junk they keep around the house. “So far all I have is [my daughter] Luna, some limited edition Oreos and my Spike TV award,” she joked.
For others, like former California first lady Maria Shriver, packing was a little more straightforward. “Grabbing what tugs at the heart. Everything else means nothing,” she tweeted.
never thought I’d get to actually play what I thought was a hypothetical game of what would you grab if there were a fire. so far all I have is Luna, some limited edition Oreos and my spike tv award— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 6, 2017
we are fine and we will be fine. thinking of everyone else affected and continuing my lifelong intense love of firefighters.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 6, 2017
We are out & safe. Thank you to @LAFD for getting us up & alerting us to the evacuation so early & efficiently. My thoughts & prayers are with everyone affected by these fires. I pray all our homes & families continue to be safe as the fires rage on… 🙏🙏❤️❤️ #SkirballFire— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) December 6, 2017
Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 6, 2017
Packing up my house as the winds pick up, in case the fire moves. Grabbing what tugs at the heart. Everything else means nothing.— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) December 7, 2017
We are being evacuated. The air quality is terrible and my sons’ school has closed for the remainder of the week. @KyleRichards, @lisarinna, @LisaVanderpump, are you and your families okay? Praying for everyone’s safety in Ventura county and beyond.— Adrienne Maloof (@AdrienneMaloof) December 6, 2017
Above all else, though, safety appears to be everyone’s top priority. Many celebs tweeted updates and evacuation tips for Angelinos:
If you are anywhere near these fires, be prepared to evacuate immediately if you haven’t already. You can follow @LAFD, @LAPDHQ, @ReadyLA and @NotifyLA for updates. Be safe everyone https://t.co/0hRP9oAJsd pic.twitter.com/SK4Fy7Hcig— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 6, 2017
WOW. There are currently FOUR fires in the LA area going on right now. I hope you all stay safe. Sending love + light to all of my brothers + sisters in LA! https://t.co/KaxRsZLVJj pic.twitter.com/fJO951pksM— COMMON (@common) December 6, 2017
If you live anywhere in Southern California, your life is being impacted by the fires today. Please be careful and make room for the firefighters. They are our heroes. #SkirballFire— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 6, 2017
For live-updated information on the fires as they continue to spread, the Los Angeles Times is covering each new alert and notification.