Rapper Kyle Loses Childhood Home To Wildfires
(AllHipHop News) Rapper/actor Kyle has been left heartbroken after his childhood home was burned to the ground in the California wildfires.
Thousands of residents in the southern counties of the state have been evacuated as firefighters continue to try and contain the blazes, with the Ventura County fire threatening 12,000 structures by Wednesday morning.
Unfortunately, Kyle's former house was among the more than 100 buildings already destroyed by the out-of-control flames, and he took to Instagram to share his sorrow.
"Just saw the house I grew up in in ashes.. this is so hard to watch," the 24-year-old captioned a series of images of the wildfires. "Such a beautiful city with so many amazing people who's lives have been devastated by this fire.
"My neighborhood is in ashes all of my old neighbors and so many more have lost everything. The Ventura county fire department has been working incredibly hard to save the city, but we still have a long fight ahead of us and we all will need to step up and lend a hand to someone in need. Ill be reaching out to a lot of people today for help, to do whatever we can to rebuild the homes and lives of everyone affected. Please pray for my city and everyone in it. I can't believe this... Stay strong everyone..."
Kyle then encouraged his U.S.-based fans to donate to the Thomas Fire Fund, a collective charity set up by various local officials to help with the relief effort:
"Text UWVC to 41444 and 100% of donations go directly to those affected by the fire," he added.
U.S. TV drama "S.W.A.T." was the first show to have filming affected when the threat of damage and poor quality forced producers to send the cast home from a location shoot in Santa Clarita, and the set of "Westworld" was subsequently shut down, too.