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LeBron James tweets he’s had to evacuate due to California wildfires

LeBron James tweets he's had to evacuate due to California wildfires
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted early Monday morning that he and his family has had to evacuate their house due to the wildfires that are blazing throughout California.

Early Monday, a brush fire broke out along the west side of Interstate 405, north of Sunset Boulevard and near the Getty Center in Southern California. It had grown to more than 70 acres by 4 a.m. and was moving west and south, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire is threatening the Brentwood neighborhood where James bought a house when he joined the Lakers in 2018.

The LAFD called the fire “a very dynamic situation due to high winds” and issued mandatory evacuation orders for people living between the freeway and Mandeville Canyon.

Fire conditions statewide made California “a tinderbox,” said Jonathan Cox, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Of the state’s 58 counties, 43 were under red flag warnings for high fire danger Sunday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the wildfires, powered by gusts that reached more than 102 mph.

The Lakers next play at Staples Center on Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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