August Alsina Shares Scary Video Of Wildfire Destroying His Backyard In California


August Alsina is among the tens of thousands of California residents forced to evacuate as wildfires continue to rage through the state. The “Wouldn’t Leave” singer posted a scary video on Instagram Friday (Nov. 9) of a fire burning its way through his backyard just before he evacuated the home.

“My backyard just went up in flames & it’s spreading fast,” he captioned the post along with a message thanking fire fighters for their hard work.

“I just wanna say that I’ve discovered we don’t treat our firemen royal enough, nor do we pay them enough for what they endure,” he continued. “I’m thankful for the work that you all do! Send some prayers up for the people today, it’s needed.”

Lil Pump, Kanye West and Lady Gaga were also on the list of forced evacuees along with Iggy Azalea,who tweeted that she was scared her Calabasas, Calif. home would burn down.

The latest outbreak of California fires triggered evacuations up and down the state. In Northern California, the California Camp fires have destroyed thousands of acres, and claimed at least fives lives.

Meanwhile, down South in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the Woolsey and Hill fire have burned a combined 20,000 acres thus far. The Woolsey fire ripped through Simi Valley and Ventura counties, jumping the 101 freeway Friday as it headed south towards Malibu.

The blaze also scorched the set of Paramount Ranch, where the HBO series Westworld is filmed.

According to CBS News, at least 175,000 people were evacuated in Southern California cities including Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Agora Hills, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the entire city of Malibu.

Acting California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency for Los Angeles and Venture counties Friday due to “the effects of the Hill an Woosely fires.”

READ MORE: August Alsina Takes The Throne In His “Wait” Video