Los Angeles: Many Hollywood celebrities residing in posh neighbourhoods of Los Angles are abandoning their multi-million dollar houses as fast moving wildfires fast catching up these wealthy neighbourhood. Among neighbourhoods under evacuation orders was the posh area of Brentwood, a section on the west side of the city that became world famous in 1994 when former football star O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his ex-wife and a waiter there.
Today Brentwood is home to basketball superstar LeBron James, A-list Hollywood actors, and wealthy producers and media company executives.
Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also said he was among the thousands who had to evacuate overnight.
The flames have destroyed many multi-million structures including houses of many celebrities and prompted the University of California at Los Angeles, about 3.2 km from the Getty Centre, to close for the day, along with a number of public schools shut.