Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Sunday due to California's wildfires on Sunday, forcing 200,000 people to evacuate their homes. Among those affected by the wildfires is LeBron James, who shared his experience with evacuation on Twitter.
"Man these LA 🔥 aren’t no joke," he wrote on Twitter. "Had to emergency evacuate my house and I've been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far!"
LBJ later tweeted to reveal that he and his family found a play to stay, but he also wanted to share his prayers for those impacted by the fires. "Pretty please get to safety ASAP," he added. "My best wishes as well to the first responders. Right now doing what they do best!"
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti later took to Twitter to thank LeBron for getting a taco truck for first responders.
Upon the announcement that the wildfires are now a statewide emergency, Newsom said officials are using "every resource available."
The Los Angeles Fire Department has called the fire "a very dynamic situation," as the winds have made it hard to predict exactly where it could travel next. Jonathan Cox, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection, said that fire conditions in the state had made Cali "a tinderbox." 43 of the 58 counties received severe warnings over the fires.
The latest wildfires come less than a year after the deadliest and most destructive fire in state history hit northern California, destroying nearly 14,000 homes and killing up to 85 people.