In the Woolsey Fire, an Oak Park woman calls 911 and evacuates as homes go up in flames.
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Malibu and Thousand Oaks, California, are known for their appeal to celebrities. But the private and gated communities of those areas are popular with some of the world’s best-known athletes as well, and the fires that ripped through Southern California on Thursday and Friday took their toll on some of those stars.
Eric Wynalda — a former U.S. national soccer player and now a commentator for Fox Sports who recently worked at the World Cup — tweeted that he lost his home in one of the fires.
“Gone,” Wynalda wrote in a tweet to the Los Angeles Times. “Brutal … Watched it burn on live TV.”
Wynalda tweeted Friday night that while the house was gone, his family was safe, writing: “We lost our home but we are safe. You can rebuild homes, replace belongings, you can’t replace life. We cannot forget that now more than ever. Please support the ones who need it the most and continue to honor those who serve to keep us safe. Count your blessings folks — I am.”
The Los Angeles Rams took the rare step of calling off their practice Friday just two days ahead of the team’s home game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams said in a tweet that about 20 players and coaching staff have homes in the evacuation areas. Among those players are QB Jared Goff and defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
A number of Friday night high school football playoff games in the Los Angeles area and other high school sports were canceled or rescheduled because of the fires.
In Northern California, multiple Bay Area high school football playoff games were canceled due to the poor air quality from the wildfire burning in Butte County.
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