Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler and More Stars Who Lost Their Homes in the California Fires

Wildfires in California have destroyed thousands of homes since the blazes began last week

01 of 08


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Gerard Butler shared a picture of himself in front of his decimated home and burned car.

“Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating,” the actor tweeted. “Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters.” He thanked the Los Angeles Fire Department and encouraged people to donate.

On his Instagram Story, Butler was at a loss for words as he surveyed the damage, including overturned trees and smoke. “Welcome to my home in Malibu. Half gone,” he said. “Wow.”

02 of 08


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Miley Cyrus, who paid tribute to the California outdoors in her song "Malibu," shared on social media that her home burned down in the fire.

"Completely devestated [sic] by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong," the singer wrote.

"I am grateful for all I have left," she continued. "Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff's department!" Cyrus encouraged her fans to donate to a list of organizations.

03 of 08


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Robin Thicke and girlfriend April Love Geary lost their Malibu house.

"April, Julian, Mia and I would like to thank the courageous firefighters and volunteers. As we drove to safety, they risked their lives trying to save our home. We are safe and surrounded by friends and family. We Thank [sic] you for all the love and support we've received and we send our love and prayers to everyone affected by the fires. Count your blessings!" Thicke wrote on Instagram.

On her Instagram Story, Geary added, "While material objects are replaceable, the memories shared in this house aren't. From Julian losing his first tooth in the bathroom to bringing home Mia from the hospital. I can't recreate those moments."

04 of 08


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Camille Grammer shared a grisly picture of her home on fire.

“Sadly my house couldn’t be saved,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wrote on Instagram. “The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home. I thanked the fire chief and his team of firemen for all of their hard work. He took the time to explain what happened and I’m grateful for all of their hard work trying to save my home.”

“Sad we lost our home but grateful that my family is safe,” she continued. “Luckily we quickly evacuated our house yesterday after a patrol car drove up the street announcing mandatory evacuations. I’m grateful for my lovely neighbors and friends who kept me informed and for their help this evening. … Special thanks to Fire Chief Rash and his brave team of firefighters.”

05 of 08


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Neil Young, who recently married Daryl Hannah, announced on his website that he lost his home.

“California is a paradise for us all. A gift. We are sad to not be able to defend it against Mother Nature’s wrath,” he wrote. “Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives. I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another.”

The musician criticized President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke the federal government’s financial assistance to California’s forest management.

“California is vulnerable — not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,” Young argued. “As a matter of fact this is not a forest fire that rages on as I write this. We are vulnerable because of Climate Change...."

06 of 08


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Tracey Bregman suggested on Instagram that her house was gone. “Last picture of my house,” she said of an orange blaze consuming a home. “Thank God we are all safe. I have no other words. I’m just numb for us all.”

The Young and the Restless actress had previously asked for prayers. “Pray for everyone who has been affected by this horrific fire,” she said. “I’ve been told my house is on fire but until I see it for myself, it’s hard fathom. I’m grateful we are safe, my kids, my animals and my friends are safe. I pray for those who have lost everything and send prayers to our heroes, the firefighters.”

Fellow soap star Eric Braeden tweeted, “Tracey Bregman (Lauren) lost everything!! My heart goes out to her!”

07 of 08


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“Lost my home but feeling grateful to be alive,” Blanca Blanco wrote on Instagram. The actress documented her harrowing departure from her neighborhood, too.

“10 minutes to escape,” she captioned one picture. “Leaving my driveway,” she added next to a video that showed the massive smoke overhead.

Her attempt to refill her tank was unsuccessful. She explained, “waited 1 hour and finally my turn only to be told No more gas left.”

“Leaving my place and seeing my favorite italian restaurant evacuated,” she said alongside a picture of a building beneath plumes of smoke.

08 of 08


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“We lost our home last night to the #woolseyfire, but we are all safe and that’s the important thing,” Scott Derrickson, the writer and director behind films like Doctor Strange, said on social media Friday.

“Just a quick update to say that I’m overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of love and support," he added on Saturday alongside pictures of the wreckage. "We are blessed and grateful to be safe and so loved."

In a picture of his property, where only the inner structures of the house remain. “A friend drove to my home while it was smoldering and took this mesmerizing pic,” he captioned it. “The interior is cooked but the sole fireman needs to ensure that other homes in my neighborhood don’t catch fire. Thank God and this firefighter, they didn’t.”

On Sunday, he said that "unbelievably, these are the only items we found perfectly intact." The items included a plant and a Doctor Strange figurine.

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