LeBron James posted updates on Twitter: ‘Man these LA (fire emoji) 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!’
LeBron and his family were temporarily homeless.
Eighteen minutes later he wrote another update: ‘Finally found a place to accommodate us! Crazy night man!’ He also added: ‘I (praying hands) for all the families in the area that could be affected by these (fire emojis) now! Pretty please get to safety ASAP.”
LeBron James tweeted early Monday morning that he and his family had to evacuate their house due to the wildfires that are blazing throughout California. https://t.co/RmxKcD5p0Q
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 28, 2019
According to reports, two firefighters were injured on Sunday as crews battled a wildfire that has burned 85 square miles, obliterated 94 structures and threaten 80,000 buildings in Sonoma County, including the Getty Center which houses historic artwork.
Getty Center houses pre-20th-century works of art by artists including Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Sunday as winds reaching more than 102 mph fueled the ferocity of the wildfire and made containment less of a possibility.
As a result, millions of residents are without power after electricity was turned off as a safety measure.
The NBA and America can breath easy because, despite the situation, LeBron is safe and so is the Lakers season as they advanced to 2-1 with a 120-101 win over the Charlotte Hornets earlier in the evening.