Gerard Butler Shares Video of Fire Destruction In His Malibu Neighborhood

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"It's like a war zone," the actor said as he walked among the rubble.

Gerard Butler on Monday shared video of his Malibu neighborhood, showing the scope of the destruction of the Woolsey Fire. Walking among the rubble, an emotional Butler said the area looked like a "war zone." 

"It's heartbreaking," the actor said. "Every house after a certain point is gone." 

Butler said his home was partially destroyed in the fire. He posted a picture of that destruction on Sunday. "I was one of the lucky ones, my home was only partially destroyed. A lot of people lost everything and will have to rebuild from scratch," he wrote in a tweet that accompanied the Monday video. 

Butler did not name names, but he looked around the area of a what used to be a friend's home, which brought him to tears. "Well, there you go. What a difference a day can make," he said before the video stopped. 

The fire, which began around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, has thus far burned 91,572 acres. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for the cities of Malibu, Calabasas and Hidden Hills and the communities of West Hills, Monte Nido, Gated Oaks and Topanga. Hollywood figures who have stated on social media that they have lost their homes in the blaze include Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and musicians Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Neil Young.

On Saturday night, Derrickson offered thanks to those who messaged him and kind words after he shared that his home had been destroyed. 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," Derrickson 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."

Cyrus' home was also destroyed. "Completely devastated by the fires affecting my community," she tweeted Sunday to her 40 million followers. "I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong."

Repopulation began Sunday night for Agoura Hills and Westlake Village residents. The many structures that have burned in the fire include vineyards, historical sites and homes. More than 250,000 people had been displaced in evacuations. Two deaths have been linked to the fire. Three firefighters have also sustained injuries battling the inferno.

Approximately 8,000 firefighters, 1027 fire engines, 138 dozers, 145 hand crews, 101 water tenders, 48 helicopters and numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the state are combating the three large wildfires (Camp Fire, Butte County; Hill Fire, Ventura County; and Woolsey Fire, Ventura County) in California.