Kate Hudson, Josh Duhamel, and More Stars Forced to Evacuate Their Homes During L.A. Wildfires

Kate Beckinsale, Kate Hudson, Natalie Morales, Josh Duhamel, LeBron James, and Arnold Schwarzenegger were among many who had to evacuate their homes Monday. Causing incredible destruction and damage, California’s Getty Fire has forced a reported 200,000 Southern California residents from their homes.

The fire erupted Monday morning in the hills surrounding Los Angeles’ famed Getty Center. According to Newsweek, the flames engulfed a reported 600 plus acres but are not however, expected to damage the countless works of art inside the Getty campus as the center reportedly has been designed with fire prevention in mind.

Many took to social media as their homes were in flames.

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted: “We evacuated safely at 3:30 this morning. If you are in an evacuation zone, don’t screw around. Get out. Right now I am grateful for the best firefighters in the world, the true action heroes who charge into the danger to protect their fellow Californians.”

Kate Hudson and Josh Duhamel were both reportedly seen evacuating their homes Monday morning. Hudson shared an update on her Instagram stories. “Stay safe my friends and HUGE THANK YOU to our firemen and women for fighting through the night continuing into the morning,” she wrote. “Grateful for you.”

“Praying for anyone near to the #GettyFire and for the emergency crews working to get it under control – stay safe California,” Katie Couric tweeted. 

Kate Beckinsale posted an update to Instagram after evacuating: “We are safe. Thank you so much to everyone who checked in. Sending love and hope to everyone else who walked out of their house at 3 am to this, love and admiration to the @losangelesfiredepartment and most of all to David and Dorothy who didn’t need to remember in the middle of the night that I can’t drive but did.”

Kristin Davis, Kathy Griffin, Natalie Morales, and Maria Shriver all posted post-evacuation updates too, sharing terrifying photos of the fire and expressing their gratitude for their safety.

On Monday, several other celebrities including John Cena, Chris Pratt, and James Gunn all pledged donations to help first responders.

“I want them (Paramount) to pick a charity, pick a charity that aids our first responders as soon as possible,” Cena said in a video posted to Twitter. “And on behalf of ‘Playing With Fire,’ and out of respect to the people that I truly believe are heroes, my response will be to immediately donate half a million dollars to this cause.” (Paramount soon responded suggesting The California Fire Foundation and The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation as the recipients for Cena’s donations.)

Pratt chimed in on Instagram: “I personally will be going to supportlafd.org to make a donation. I urge you to do the same if you please. Again, So thankful to the men and women in uniform who risk it all, working around the clock to save our lives, homes and city.”

Reese Witherspoon, Busy Philipps, and Kirstie Alley have all weighed in on Twitter to express their concern.

“So worried about all these fires in CA,” the Morning Show star writes. “Thank you to all the incredible firemen and first responders for working so hard to keep families safe. Praying for these fires to die down. Stay safe everyone.”

Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating fires.

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