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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Celebrities whose coastal areas have been damaged or destroyed in southern California fires or had to escape from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less known persons injured worse by the fatalities of the state and gave their gratitude to firemen who kept them safe.
"Returning to my house in Malibu after evacuation," Gerard Butler wrote in Instagram post next to a photo showing a burnt structure and a poorly burned vehicle. "Heartbreaking Time Over California. Inspired as always by the courage, the spirit and the sacrifice of firefighters."
"Halfway away," the "300" actor saw in his Scottish accent in a video showing embers, ash and what's left in his home.
Robin Thickes Malibu's home was burned down, according to his representative.
The 41-year-old singer told Instagram that he, his girlfriend and his two children are "safe and surrounded by friends and family" and were grateful to firefighters.
"When we drove to safety, they risked their lives trying to save our home," said Thicke.
Camille Grammer Meyer of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" also lost her Malibu home on Saturday night, her publicist Howard Bragman said in an email to The Associated Press.
"Unfortunately, my house can not be saved," Meyer, ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, wrote in an Instagram post that showed a large house immersed in flames.
Caitlyn Jenner was among the lucky ones, and learned Sunday that her house was saved.
"Yes, our house did!" Jenner said in an Instagram video then showed the naked black landscape surrounding the house.
"It was devastating here in Malibu," said Jenner. The hills are just completely burned. Fried to say the least …. we are very happy. "
Many others including Orlando Bloom, Alyssa Milan, Lady Gaga, "The Office" actor Rainn Wilson and fashion designer Donna Karan were among evacuated. Some knew their home was safe (for now) and waited for a chance to return. Others were in the dark, sent pictures of smoke plum and said their house was somewhere there.
"Stay safe, California – and keep the prayers that come to America," said Wilson on his Twitter account, where he shared photos of some of the more than 100 people missing in the great northern California california as they all case had been killed 23.
Milan said that her house is "still in danger" when strong winds kicked back on Sunday.
Southern California's fire fighting has killed two and destroyed at least 177 homes. The flame started Thursday night and shot against Malibu and the Pacific, leading to evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and other nearby areas.
Paramount Ranch's "Western Town", a milestone movie site from 1927 that included a prison, hotel and lounge, was burned to the ground. The TV series "Westworld" is one of the many productions that have played on the ranch in the mountains west of Los Angeles.
"LA is a pretty good place, but if fires are all we need to deal with, we know we're lucky," actor Oliver Hudson, "The Rules of Engagement," told AP at a charity event in Culver City. "There are a lot of people in the world who are dealing with much more."
Actress Julie Bowen of "Modern Family" said that everyone who suffered from the flames is deserved by sympathy.
"I think there are a lot of people who like Malibu as just a celebrity's home culture," says Bowen at the Culver City event, "but there are people who are this is their first, last and only home is there and all goes up and down these canyons and they are not necessarily "who cares that they are rich and glamorous they can afford to lose a home." This is life and death and it's really tragic. "
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