August Alsina is among the tens of thousands of California residents forced to evacuate as wildfires continue to rage through the state. The “Wouldn’t Leave” singer posted a scary video on Instagram Friday (Nov. 9) of a fire burning its way through his backyard just before he evacuated the home.
“My backyard just went up in flames & it’s spreading fast,” he captioned the post along with a message thanking fire fighters for their hard work.
“I just wanna say that I’ve discovered we don’t treat our firemen royal enough, nor do we pay them enough for what they endure,” he continued. “I’m thankful for the work that you all do! Send some prayers up for the people today, it’s needed.”
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I was able to catch this video before having to leave… I just watched so many people in tears from losing their everything in life that they’ve built. In a split second, just like that… GONE! My backyard just went up in flames & it’s spreading fast… I just wanna say that I’ve discovered we don’t treat our firemen royal enough, nor do we pay them enough for what they endure. I’m thankful for the work that you all do! Send some prayers up for the people today, it’s needed. ❤️
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Iam genuinely concerned about my home burning down it’s right on the canyon in calabasas and I can’t get home to any of my things right now.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) November 9, 2018
The latest outbreak of California fires triggered evacuations up and down the state. In Northern California, the California Camp fires have destroyed thousands of acres, and claimed at least fives lives.
Meanwhile, down South in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the Woolsey and Hill fire have burned a combined 20,000 acres thus far. The Woolsey fire ripped through Simi Valley and Ventura counties, jumping the 101 freeway Friday as it headed south towards Malibu.
The blaze also scorched the set of Paramount Ranch, where the HBO series West World is filmed.
According to CBS News, at least 175,000 people were evacuated in Southern California cities including Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Agora Hills, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the entire city of Malibu.
Acting California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency for Los Angeles and Venture counties Friday due to “the effects of the Hill an Woosely fires.”