Doctor Strange Director Loses Home in California Wildfire

Scott Derrickson on the set of Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson is among those Californians who have lost their homes in the fast-moving Woolsey Fire raging across Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

In a series of tweets this morning, the filmmaker told his followers that he and his family had to evacuate due to the wildfire fire. In his final tweet he shared sad news: "We've lost our home, but we are safe and that's the important thing. Gonna be offline for awhile."

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Derrickson, of course, is not alone. According to the Los Angeles Times, the fire has damaged or destroyed at least 20 homes, and about 75,000 residents are facing mandatory or voluntary evacuation.

Wildfires have become a more frequent in Southern California, but windy conditions helped this fire to spread especially quickly. While there are reports that some people are trapped by the fire, there have been no known injuries or fatalities so far.

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As of early this morning, the fire has not been contained, and the situation could continue to change as winds whip the the flames in new directions.

Derrickson was best known for such horror films as The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister before Marvel Studios tapped him to direct 2016's Doctor Strange, which earned more than $677 million worldwide. It's been suggested that a sequel could begin filming before the end of year.

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