Jennifer Tilly Home Spared Following Fire Evacuation

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Hollywood star and professional poker player Jennifer Tilly confirmed this weekend that her home had been spared by the Skirball Fire that burned 475 acres (1.92 km2), and forced the closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass near Los Angeles.

The fire was given its name having spread near the Jason Collins, a former NBA player Cultural Center.  It also at one point threatened the Bel-Air Country Club, Getty Center, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Former NBA player Andrei Kirilenko was among those who lost their home to this fire.

Jennifer Tilly was among the lucky one’s, tweeting out:

Evacuation order lifted. Back at the house. It is unscathed. Thank you everybody for your concern and support. And thanks to the brave firefighters who worked around the clock to get the blaze under control. #SkirballFire

An apartment building and around two dozen homes were either completely destroyed or damaged by this fire while other fires in and around the Los Angeles area have destroyed hundreds of other structures.

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