Liam Hemsworth shares 'heartbreaking' photo of his and Miley Cyrus' home destroyed by the California wildfires
Fast-moving wildfires continue to rage across California, forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes. In Northern California, the "Camp Fire" has burned 7,200 structures and killed 42 people, making it the most destructive wildfire in history. Meanwhile, in Southern California, the Woolsey Fire has displaced 200,000 residents, burned 450 structures and killed two people. It could take weeks to contain the calamitous blazes, driven by strong winds and bone-dry conditions.
In the Malibu area, several celebrities lost their homes to the Woolsey fire, including Gerard Butler, Neil Young, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus. Liam and Miley got re-engaged last year, and have charmed followers with hilarious videos where they scare each other. Now the couple has to deal with a real scare, the devastating loss of their home. Liam tweeted a striking photo of the ashy wreckage, where, amongst the clutter of rubble, four burnt letters spell the word "LOVE."
"It's been a heartbreaking few days," wrote the 28-year-old actor/. "This is what's left of my house. Love. Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires."
His fiancée, Miley, also shared an emotional message: "Completely devastated 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 all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department!" The singer then urged her 40 million followers to donate to wildfire relief efforts.
Gerard Butler also shared a haunting photo, the black skeleton frame of his truck and home standing in a heap of scorched wood and snowy ash. "Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating," wrote the 49-year-old actor. "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 http://SupportLAFD.org."
The 300 star followed that up with an Instagram, explaining this house was only partially burned down. "I was one of the lucky ones, my home was only partially destroyed," he wrote. "A lot of people lost everything and will have to rebuild from scratch." As they say, things could always be worse.
As for Neil Young, Variety reports that he wrote a post on his website, encouraging readers to take action against climate change: "Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives. I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another," wrote the 73-year-old singer. "Hopefully we can come together as a people to take climate change on. We have the tools and could do it if we tried. There is no downside."