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LeBron James Among 200,000 People Evacuated From Their Homes Due To California Wildfires

The wildfires in California continue to rage on. 

More than 200,000 people have been forced to flee their homes. The strength of the fires also threaten the Getty Center which houses historic artwork. 

Even NBA star LeBron James was forced to leave his home. 

He took to Twitter to tell his over 40 million followers he was driving his family around L.A trying to find a place to stay.

“Man these LA (fire emoji) 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 Among 200,000 People Evacuated From Their Homes Due To  California Wildfires
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But luckily the MVP winner was able to find accommodation for his family.

“Finally found a place to accommodate us! Crazy night man!” He also added: “I (praying hands) for all the families in the area that could be affected by these (fire emojis) now! Pretty please get to safety ASAP.”

“My best wishes as well to the first responders right now doing what they do best!”

The Los Angeles Fire Department have now confirmed the fire was moving in a westward direction. 

However the Mandeville Canyon and Mountain Gate communities remains under a mandatory evacuation order that verges into Brentwood.

LeBron James Among 200,000 People Evacuated From Their Homes Due To  California Wildfires

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Evacuation centers are open in Westwood and Sherman Oaks.

Witnesses say they saw huge fires raging along the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center.

The Getty Center displays pre-20th century works of art by artists including Rembrandt and Van Gogh. 

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement: “We have an active and growing brush fire.”

“For those living in this area, you must be prepared to evacuate.”

“This is a very dynamic situation due to high winds and information is quickly developing. Stay vigilant.”

LeBron James Among 200,000 People Evacuated From Their Homes Due To  California Wildfires
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has notified more than 1.2 million people that they may have their electricity shut off for what could be the third time in a week.

It is also the fourth time this month.

Meanwhile, more than 2.4 million people who lost electricity over the weekend are awaiting restoration.

Hurricane-force winds have whipped through the state, fueling a wildfire in Sonoma County as smaller spot fires cropped up.

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Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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