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More than 200,000 people from Southern California have had to flee their homes since the terrifying wildfires began blazing across the region this month. While a lot of those people are civilians, it turns out many people put out of their homes and workplaces are celebrities. Some of the stars affected by the natural disaster have used social media presences to express their thoughts and prayers.
Speaking of fleeing and needing somewhere safe to stay, actress Jennifer Tilly tweeted how she had been to a handful of hotels before finding one with a room. Tilly wrote that she had been to three hotels before finding one with a room for her. But one look at the Twitter video Paris Hilton uploaded and you can totally see why Tilly might have been finding it hard to find a place to rest. Hilton's video looks absolutely horrendous. Take a look:
Similarly, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi escaped from their estate while the wildfire blazed nearby. DeGeneres tweeted that she had evacuated her pets from the premises. She expressed prayers for the community and gratitude for the firefighters. The comedian also mentioned how the disaster seemed to be bringing people in the Montecito area together. Chelsea Handler tweeted about how she had evacuated her home, and how she felt like the world was in "dark times." Then Lisa Rinna tweeted that she had left with what she could take (which was her child, pets, photos, documents, and extra items like jewelry and clothes).
The disaster has been blazing for days as fire officials and crews try to get it under control. The Santa Ana wind fuels the fire, and the lack of rain in California only adds to the problem. In some regions, like Ojai, officials have warned about unhealthy smoke and toxins in the air. In fact, the South Coast Air Quality Management District made a statement and said people should stay indoors at all times if possible to avoid breathing in toxins. The news coming in from SoCal is devastating and scary. Hopefully, everyone--not just the celebs--can find safety elsewhere.