'Doctor Strange' Director Scott Derrickson Loses Home in Massive California Wildfire as More Stars Flee Homes

Melissa Etheridge, “The Office” star Rainn Wilson and the Kardashians are among the other celebrities on the run.

UPDATED 11/9/18 at 10:07 a.m.:

The fire is creeping closer to the city of Los Angeles. Flames have engulfed about 30 acres in the Griffith Park area, and the Los Angeles Zoo is evacuating animals.


"Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson has lost his home to the wildfires raging through some of the wealthiest areas of Los Angeles County this week.

"We lost our home, but we are all safe and that’s the important thing," he tweeted Friday morning. "Gonna be offline for awhile."

The Marvel filmmaker, whose credits also include horror hits "Sinister" and "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," had previously tweeted Thursday night that he was "fleeing the inferno" and then declared himself "safe." The writer, director and producer is married with two children.

His famous friends have been chiming in with messages of support.

The fire that destroyed his home started burning at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in Woolsey Canyon, east of Simi Valley. As of 3:30 a.m. this morning, the Ventura County Fire Department said 8,000 acres have been burned and there was no containment or expected containment. So far, no injuries reported, but "many" structures have been damaged. About 75,000 homes in the area are under evacuation orders in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and that’s not even including structures in Malibu.

Derrickson is one of many famous figures in the entertainment industry fleeing their homes due to mandatory evacuations. As TooFab previously reported, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian escaped the affected area Thursday night, along with Alyssa Milano. More recently, we’ve seen TV stars Rainn Wilson ("The Office") and Eddie McClintock ("Shooter") tell their fans they’re evacuated and safe.

See video footage of the insane fires that are only being exacerbated by strong winds, followed by celebrities sharing their own experiences on social media.

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