Wildfires in one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Los Angeles and forced celebrities to flee in the middle of the night.
The posh Brentwood area were handed evacuation orders, the area houses basketball superstar LeBron James, A-list Hollywood actors, wealthy producers and media company executives.
James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, said he and his family had to drive around in the early morning hours looking for a place to stay after fleeing the home with his wife and three children.
James bought a $23 million, eight-bedroom home in Brentwood in late 2017, according to media reports.
Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also said he was among the thousands who had to evacuate overnight “If you are in an evacuation zone, don’t screw around Get out,” Mr Schwarzenegger wrote on Twitter.
On the northern edge of Brentwood several multimillion-dollar homes were reduced to dust.
Halloween holiday decorations fuelled the smoke and ash as helicopters and airplane tankers dropped water.