Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker evacuates home studio after it’s hit by California wildfires

The musician said he made it out with his laptop and guitar

Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker has been caught up in the California wildfires, forcing him to evacuate a Malibu home where he was recording new music.

As BBC News reports, more than 250,000 in the state have had to flee from their homes to avoid three major blazes. Nine people have lost their lives.

“The magnitude of the destruction of the fire is unbelievable and heartbreaking,” said California governor’s office’s Mark Ghilarducci.

Taking to Instagram, Kevin Parker shared footage from the scene in Malibu – along with an image of various instruments set up in a beachside property. Captioning the post, the musician told his followers that the house had been struck by a blaze. See the photo and videos below.

“RIP to all this gear (and someone’s beautiful house) in Malibu,” he said. “I made it out with my laptop and the Hofner [guitar]. My heart breaks for the wildlife.”

Parker is said to be at work on a new Tame Impala album.

Elsewhere, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Malibu home has also been affected. “I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment,” Kardashian said.

In a later post, she told her followers: “We are all safe and that’s all that matters.”

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier today that the set of Westworld has burned down after the wildfires spread to the Paramount Ranch.

A statement from HBO read: “Westworld is not currently in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there.

“Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible fires.”

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