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Director Scott Derrickson on Saturday night offered thanks to those who messaged him and kind words after he shared that his home had been destroyed in the Woolsey Fire. He also posted some photos of the destruction to his house in Thousand Oaks.
“Just a quick update to say that I’m overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of love and support,” he said via Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who messaged me, and for the dozens upon dozens of you who offered us a place to stay. We are blessed and grateful to be safe and so loved.”
He added, “I’m not trying to be optimistic about losing literally everything — I’m just not materialistic by nature. To me it’s just stuff. It’s harder for my boys, losing items that have profound memory meaning. But this loss and whipsaw change will become a source of growth for all of us.”
The Doctor Strange helmer was among numerous Hollywood figures who were forced to flee from the fire, which so far has been linked to the deaths of two people and burned more than 80,000 acres.
Also affected by the fires is The Shape of Water filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who also lives in the Thousand Oaks area. He tweeted that he evacuated Thursday night. On Saturday, del Toro wrote that his home was still standing. Others who said they had to abandon their homes include Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Rainn Wilson.
“Thank for your Twitter love. We are safe and sound (oversees), our animals were rescued and our house (barely) spared. The fire roared down the creek bed behind our house and missed it by a dozen yards!” Wilson said via Twitter.
Kardashian sent several tweets thanking firefighters for their efforts and encouraged her followers to donate to the California Fire Foundation.
The Western Town at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills burned down due to the wildfires. The historic filming location was most recently used on HBO’s Westworld.
Just a quick update to say that I’m overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of love and support. Thank you to everyone who messaged me, and for the dozens upon dozens of you who offered us a place to stay. We are blessed and grateful to be safe and so loved. pic.twitter.com/5i4InDTs8S
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 10, 2018
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