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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 uncommon step of calling off their observe Friday simply two days forward of the crew’s house recreation Sunday towards the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams mentioned in a tweet that about 20 avid gamers and training body of workers have properties within the evacuation spaces. Amongst the ones avid gamers are QB Jared Goff and defensive lineman Aaron Donald.

Quite a few Friday night time highschool soccer playoff video games within the Los Angeles house and different highschool sports activities have been canceled or rescheduled on account of the fires. 

In Northern California, a couple of Bay Space highschool soccer playoff video games have been canceled because of the deficient air high quality from the wildfire burning in Butte County.

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