The evacuation zone has since been expanded to the south and west to include a portion of Pacific Palisades.
“We have an active and growing brush fire in the on the west side of the 405 Freeway, north of Sunset Blvd,” the LAPD said in an advisory. “For those living in this area, you must be prepared to evacuate from Mulholland down to Sunset and from the 405 to the PCH.”
In 2017, less than one year before joining the Los Angeles Lakers, James paid $23 million for a home in Los Angeles’s Brentwood neighborhood, which is located in the southern end of the evacuation zone. He also has another home in Brentwood.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says that 400 acres and counting have burned in the fire, which began at 2 a.m. Monday and is moving westward. A number of structures have been damaged.
Officials expect the Santa Ana wind event that began Sunday night to last through Monday with isolated gusts of up to 60 mph in the Los Angeles County mountains and humidity levels as low as 5 percent, causing officials to issue red-flag warnings, the Times reports.
James tweeted later Monday morning that he and his family had found a place to stay and offered prayers to everyone affected by the fires.
The Lakers defeated the Hornets at home on Sunday and host the Grizzlies on Tuesday night.