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Stars caught up in wildfire scare

Britney Spears is among the stars reportedly preparing to flee their home as wildfires blaze through southern California.

Hundreds of firefighters have been battling to put out brush-fueled flames that have been spreading throughout the Los Angeles area and towards the upscale city of Malibu, where Hollywood legends including Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis own lavish estates.

The Toxic hitmaker was put on standby to leave her property in nearby Calabasas, but it appears she's not yet ready to pack up and go - on Friday (03May13) she was photographed making her way towards her home, before ending up stuck in traffic where a road had been closed due to the raging fires.

Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Tom Kruschke says, "We are asking members of the public to be very aware: This is very dangerous. This is still a moving fire. If you were asked to evacuate, it will be a while before you are allowed in. And if at one point you are uncomfortable, please leave the area. It's not safe to stay."

Fifteen homes have been damaged in the disaster thus far but no injuries have been reported.

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