Millions of dollars in losses: California wildfire threatens celebrity homes
Monday, October 21, wildfire Palisades fire erupted in Pacific Palisades (California). The mansions of famous personalities and Hollywood stars such as Adam Levine and Reese Witherspoon were at stake. Writes about it New York Post.
A fire broke out near 10: 30 in the morning at local time at the foot of Palisades Drive and by noon occupied an area of more than 40 acres (16,2 ha), resulting in about 200 houses being ordered to evacuate.
"All residents of this area are ordered to leave the area immediately," the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAPD) said in a statement. “This is due to the potential risk of fire, as well as the amount of smoke that comes with the wind.”
As the fire progressed, residents of the area left on their own cars, while others tried to put out the fire from garden hoses.
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Many celebrities live in this area, including Witherspoon, the actress of the series Big Little Lies, the director of the latest Star Wars trilogy, Abrams, who bought his home for $ 6,2 million. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner owned the house until January 2019. and then sold it to Maroon 5 frontman Levine and his wife Behati Prinslo for 31,95 million dollars
“So far, not a single house has been damaged by a fire. Two people got smoke poisoning and were taken to the hospital, ”LAFD chief Patrick Butler told reporters.
It is expected that more than 300 firefighters will immediately fight with fire on the ground and from the air.
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Authorities will continue to monitor weather changes.
“The winds in the area are changing,” Butler said. “At present, our biggest problem is the probability of fire.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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