Actor James Woods uses Twitter contacts who have lost contact with their loved ones in Camp Fire near Chico and…
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A Hollywood actor has become a clearing house for people who lost love dear to the chaos of Northern California’s Camp Fire near Chico and Southern California’s Woolsey Fire in Malibu.
James Woods, the two Oscar nominated actor, uses social media to coordinate family and friends who were interrupted by fires who have forced tens of thousands to fly their homes together.
Woods, a noted Hollywood conservative, made news in September after saying he was locked out of his Twitter account to explain what the social media company said was a hoax and demanded that he removed Tweet before taking control of his account.
But now, Woods uses his Twitter fame to reconnect family members in the midst of two devastating California fires.
Contains the actor’s Twitter account, @RealJamesWoods has the ability to use the hashtags #CampFireJamesWoods and #SoCalFiresJamesWoods to post the names of missing family members and friends. He then shares the message to his more than 2 million followers.
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Hundreds of affected users have tweeted in with pictures and descriptions of missing persons.
Many of the tweets are from people seeking seniors.
When someone is found, Woods also shares the news:
Both the Camp and Woolsey fires broke out on Thursday. Camp Fire in Butte County is known for its rapid pace, blacking more than 70,000 hectares in less than 24 hours. The fire started at 6:30 and within three hours had spread over 5000 hectares. On Friday morning, the furious inferno had penetrated most of the city of Paradise, which burned hundreds of buildings.
Woolsey County in Ventura County quickly climbed into the Santa Monica Mountains and raced against the coast. It has been demolished through 14,000 hectares.