LeBron James Forced To Evacuate After Wildfire Ravages Neighborhood
By Lauren Crawford
October 28, 2019
The James family had to evacuate their home early Monday morning (October 28) due to the wildfires that are burning throughout California.
LeBron James took to Twitter as he, his wife and their three children looked for a hotel room after thousands of Southern California residents were ordered to leave their homes as the Getty Fire, as they're calling it, began making its way toward their Brentwood neighborhood.
"Man these LA 🔥 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! 🤦🏾♂️," the Los Angeles Lakers star wrote.
He later added, "Finally found a place to accommodate us! Crazy night man! I 🙏🏾 for all the families in the area that could be affected by these 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 now! Pretty please get to safety ASAP. My best wishes as well to the first responders⛑ right now doing what they do best! 🙏🏾💪🏾."
According to the Los Angeles Times, "The Getty fire broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m. along the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center and spread to the south and west, rapidly burning more than 500 acres and sending people fleeing from their homes in the dark." The fast-moving blaze reportedly led to about 10,000 structures being placed under mandatory evacuation orders.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged residents under the mandatory evacuation order to leave their homes. “Get out when we say get out,” he insisted. “The only thing you cannot replace is you and your family.”
Hours before the evacuation, LeBron and the Lakers beat the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center in LA. The Lakers are set to play again Tuesday night (October 29) against the Memphis Grizzlies.
It's unclear if the wildfires will affect the matchup.
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