Gerard Butler's home destroyed by fire

'Heartbroken' star pays tribute to California firefighters

by Amber Wilkinson

Actor Gerard Butler yesterday paid tribute to firefighters as he revealed on social media that his house had been destroyed by the California wildfires that have already claimed the lives of at least 31.

The star posted a photo of himself on Instagram and Twitter in front of the shell of his burnt-out house and truck in the Malibu area of Los Angeles.

He wrote: "Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment. If you can, support these brave men and women at"

The Paisley-born star, whose film Hunter Killer was released in cinemas last month, is one of an estimated more than 250,000 people to be evacuated from their homes as the fires rage. More than 200 people are currently missing.

Singer Miley Cyrus has also revealed on Twitter that her house has been destroyed by the blaze and paid tribute to firefighters and the rest of the community.

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