Mira Sorvino Threw Out Half of Her Belongings Damaged by Woolsey Fire

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Actress Mira Sorvino tweeted Saturday that she had to dispose of half of her belongings that were smoke damaged as a result of the Woolsey Fire that affected Malibu, Thousand Oaks and other Southern California regions in November.

“I had to throw out more than 1/2 my belongings, clothes, furniture, books & old photos yesterday due to smoke damage,” Sorvino said on Twitter. “I sat there in mourning for a past me that I saw in those pics. It’s been a hard year & a half! Not good at letting go. But I’m trying to see it as a new beginning.”

Sorvino posted in November that she was astonished at how close she was to losing her home in Malibu, sharing a picture of the charred hillside once she was able to return to her home.

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“It was hard to even understand how the fire did not sweep the house, though the air inside is acrid with smoke damage,” the #MeToo activist said on Instagram at the time. “Others were tragically not so lucky.”

Nearly 300,000 people were evacuated when the Woolsey Fire ravaged the Southern California region that began on Nov. 8 and was not fully contained until Nov. 21. The fire burned 97,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 2,000 structures, and is believed to have killed three people.

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See Sorvino’s posts below:

I had to throw out more than 1/2 my belongings, clothes, furniture, books & old photos yesterday due to smoke damage.I sat there in mourning for a past me that I saw in those pics. It’s been a hard year & a half! Not good at letting go.But I’m trying to see it as a new beginning.

— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) December 22, 2018

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Woolsey Fire Declared 100 Percent Contained; LA County Pledges Support for Affected People

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The Woolsey Fire that has ravaged Malibu and several other communities in Southern California has been fully contained, Cal Fire authorities said Wednesday.

In a video statement commemorating the containment, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors chair Sheila Kuehl pledged continuing support to people displaced by the fire.

“Our hearts are broken after this disaster of historic proportions. We are also filled with gratitude for our first responders because without their life-saving actions, the toll would have been far worse,” Kuehl said. “Now the county is ready to assist, in every way possible, those who have been affected. On behalf of the county of Los Angeles, we thank you for your patience, for your courage, and for your resilience.”

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“There’s a long road ahead, but we will be with you every step of the way,” she continued.

The fire, which began Nov. 8, has burned almost 97,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 2,000 structures, and is believed to have killed three people. More than 295,000 people were evacuated in what is being called the worst Los Angeles County wildfire in modern history. It has affected the Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura and Hidden Hills areas of Southern California.

County authorities say more than 1,000 households have been helped at disaster assistance centers established in Malibu and Agoura Hills. The centers will be closed on Thanksgiving but will reopen this Friday at 10 a.m.

More information can be found here.

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Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’ AFI Fest Red Carpet Canceled Amid Woolsey Fire

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The red carpet premiere for Karyn Kusama’s thriller “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, scheduled for Tuesday night at the AFI Film Festival, has been canceled amid the still raging Woolsey Fire affecting Southern California.

While the film will still screen Tuesday, Annapurna called off the red carpet event, following the lead of Paramount and Netflix. The two studios previously called off their red carpets for the Mark Wahlberg comedy “Instant Family,” scheduled for Saturday night, and the Coen Brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and the Sandra Bullock thriller “Bird Box,” both scheduled to premiere on Sunday.

See Annapurna’s statement below:

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After the tragic events of last week’s mass shooting and the continued wildfires across our beautiful state, we will be cancelling tonight’s AFI FEST red carpet for DESTROYER. The screening of the film will go on as planned. Annapurna along with the filmmakers, cast and crew of DESTROYER express their deepest condolences to the victims and those who have been affected and are extremely grateful to all who have risked their lives in responding to both tragedies. If you are seeking ways to help support victims and our first responders, please see a list of wonderful organizations we too will be supporting.

Direct Relief
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation
California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund
Humane Society of Ventura County
National Resource Defense Council
Sierra Club
White Cloud Ranch
Everytown for Gun Safety

Multiple fires in Southern California have ravaged Malibu, Calabasas and other nearby communities over the past six days. Fire has burned more than 91,500 acres and destroyed more than 400 homes and buildings, with Santa Ana winds threatening to make it increasingly difficult for firefighters to manage in the days ahead. Officials say the Woolsey fire is one of the largest to strike L.A. County in more than 100 years.

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Woolsey Fire Update: 20 Percent Contained, 250,000 People Displaced

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The Woolsey Fire ravaging Malibu and several other Southern California communities has destroyed 370 homes and buildings, Cal Fire officials announced Monday morning, with Santa Ana winds threatening to make it increasingly difficult for firefighters to manage in the days ahead.

The fire, after burning more than 91,500 acres, is now 20 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. 57,000 other structures remain threatened by the blaze. National Weather Service Meteorologist Curt Kaplan warned strong winds could reach up to 60 miles per hour up through Wednesday. The fire is expected to be fully contained by Nov. 17, officials said.

The fire started Thursday afternoon and has led to the evacuation of at least 75,000 homes and more than 250,000 people. Pepperdine University in Malibu has cancelled classes through Thanksgiving due to the fire, according to KTLA 5 in Los Angeles.

The fire has affected the Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura and Hidden Hills areas of Southern California. Residents of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village have been able to return to their homes, starting Sunday night. At least two people have been killed in Southern California, officials said.

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Gov. Jerry Brown has requested a “major disaster declaration” from President Trump, according to CBS 2 in Los Angeles.

The Woosley Fire has threatened numerous celebrity homes, with Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus announcing on social media their homes were lost in the blaze.

“Completely devestated [sic] by the fires affecting my community,” Cyrus tweeted. “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. I am grateful for all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department!”

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Jim Carrey Burns Trump Over California Fires Tweet in Latest Artwork

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Oh, baby — Jim Carrey laid a sick burn on Donald Trump in his latest artwork.

Actor/artist Carrey hit up Twitter on Sunday, as California struggled with the fires ravaging the state, to unleash his newest Trump-thumping piece.

In this weekend’s edition, Carrey thrashed Trump over his tweet about the California fires, which blamed the devastating blazes on “gross mismanagement of the forests.”

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“Guess who cut the funding for fire management in California then blamed the fires on mismanagement?”Carrey wrote of his latest work. “How do YOU spell infantile?!”

The accompanying artwork depicted Trump in a high chair, pacifier planted in his mouth, playing with baby blocks spelling out “Trump.”

Well, they almost spell out “Trump.” Big Baby is holding the “T” block in his chubby, stubby fingered hand, leaving “Rump” spelled out on his high-chair tray.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted about the fires, threatening to withdraw federal money unless the “gross mismanagement” was remedied.

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“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” Trump wrote. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”

Trump’s response drew criticism from celebrities including singer Katy Perry, who described it as “absolutely heartless.”

Trump’s reaction also drew heat from California Professional Firefighters President Brian K. Rice, who called Trump’s tweet “ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning.”

See Carrey’s take on the matter below.

Guess who cut the funding for fire management in California then blamed the fires on mismanagement? How do YOU spell infantile?! pic.twitter.com/B0duHp8T1x

– Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 11, 2018

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Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler and More Stars Thank Firefighters After Losing Malibu Homes to Blaze

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Miley Cyrus and Gerard Butler are now among the celebrities who have lost their homes in the wildfires across Northern and Southern California, with the Associated Press reporting that the state-wide death toll has risen to 31 people with 228 more unaccounted for.

Both Butler’s and Cyrus’s homes in Malibu were destroyed, with the actors sharing news of the destruction on social media.

“Completely devestated [sic] by the fires affecting my community,” Cyrus tweeted. “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. I am grateful for all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department!”

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“Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating,” Butler said in a tweet. “Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters.”

Julia Roberts has also been forced to evacuate from her home. Other stars affected have included Martin Sheen, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner, Rainn Wilson and directors Guillermo del Toro and Scott Derrickson.

The Hill and Woolsey fires started roaring late Thursday evening, affecting the Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura and Hidden Hills areas of Southern California. Two people have been killed in Southern California. In Paradise in the northern part of the state, 29 have been killed in the small town of 27,000 people that has been nearly incinerated, according to AP.

Growth of the fire in Southern California is believed to have largely stopped after destroying approximately 180 structures, with residents returning to their homes Monday, according to AP. As of Sunday night, the fire had grown to more than 133 square miles and was 15 percent contained in Southern California, authorities told AP. AP also reports that more than 6,700 buildings have been destroyed in the Northern California fires.

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Many more celebrities have additionally tweeted their support of Los Angeles fire fighters and first responders. Musician Neil Young also lost his home in the Woolsey Fire, lashing out at Donald Trump in the process.

Completely devestated 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. I am grateful for

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 12, 2018

all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department! If you are interested in getting involved see next tweet….
Donate $ , Time , Supplies
I love you more than ever , Miley

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 12, 2018

To donate: https://t.co/5b89O28mRghttps://t.co/Ec7ImhMOf3https://t.co/KXrqZt1MBghttps://t.co/AZ7zBnCWtkhttps://t.co/IAvkynLgX6https://t.co/bTYYVgw76Phttps://t.co/E0wvq7SKJJ

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 12, 2018

Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at https://t.co/ei7c7F7cZx. pic.twitter.com/AcBcLtKmDU

— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) November 11, 2018

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