Since Monday night, a massive fire has been raging in California, burning down as much as 45,000 acres, and burning at a rate of nearly an acre a second. The fire, which has burned as much as two times the size of Manhattan, blew through the city of Ventura, and struck close to home, quite literally, for one buzzing rap star.
Kyle, of “iSpy” fame took to Instagram to reveal that the fire had burned down his childhood home in a heartbreaking response to the devastating news.
“Just saw the house I grew up in in ashes,” Kyle said on Instagram. “This is so hard to watch. Such a beautiful city with so many amazing people who’s lives have been devastated by this fire. My neighborhood is in ashes all of my old neighbors and so many more have lost everything. The Ventura county fire department has been working incredibly hard to save the city, but we still have a long fight ahead of us and we all will need to step up and lend a hand to someone in need. Ill be reaching out to a lot of people today for help, to do whatever we can to rebuild the homes and lives of everyone affected. Please pray for my city and everyone in it. I can’t believe this.”
Kyle finished up the message by saying “Stay strong everyone,” and asking people to donate by texting UWVC to 41444 and noting that “100% of donations go directly to those affected by the fire.”
Kyle also called into Ebro Darden’s show on Beats 1 Radio to discuss the tragedy and the massive fire in more detail.
“It’s a disaster,” he said when asked about the fire. “This is huge. This is probably as bad as a wildfire can get so far. I mean the city of Ventura has got a population of about 100,000 and so far over 27000 people have evacuated. Now this morning it’s literally affecting almost every single person right now. That is I mean hundreds and hundreds of homes are lost.”
He went on to reveal that he found out about his childhood home burning down after he saw it on the news. “Man my childhood like the house I grew up in is got burnt to the ground,” Kyle said. “And I seen that on the news I was like you know the hardest part I wake up I turn on the news and I see them filming my street and then I see them filming my house like the scary part is you know this has been burning since about 6:00 p.m. last night and as of right now there’s still zero percent containment.”
Check out Kyle’s entire interview with Ebro on Beats 1 Radio below.