Brewers Yelich tweets scene from California home is 'insanity' during wildfires

Published: Nov. 9, 2018 at 5:45 PM CST
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Milwaukee Brewers Silver Slugger Christian Yelich tweeted a video of an emergency helicopter collecting water nearby his Thousand Oaks, California home on Friday afternoon.

Yelich posted the 36-second clip from his verified account with the caption, "Insanity."

At least nine people are dead and 150,000 have been evacuated from the wildfires in California.

California Lutheran University canceled Friday classes due to the shooting. Cal Lutheran says its Thousand Oaks campus is not under evacuation orders but residential students have been put on standby, according to the Associated Press.

The Thousand Oaks-area Conejo Valley Unified School District also has closed all its schools.

The 26-year-old tweeted Thursday following the mass shooting that left 12 people dead at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

"Heartbreaking whenever tragedies like this occur and especially when they are in your own hometown. Thousand Oaks is a tremendous community and will support those who need it the most at this time. Prayers are with the Victims and their families, including SGT Ron Helus of VCPD," Yelich said in a tweet on Thursday.

Moorpark College is closed due to the impacts of fire and Wednesday night’s deadly mass shooting in nearby Thousand Oaks.

At a news conference, officials said 75 percent of the Ventura County city of Thousand Oaks has been emptied. The entire celebrity enclave of Malibu also is under evacuation orders.

Twin fires erupted Thursday and were pushed by winds of up to 60 mph through coastal foothills and canyons. The Hill fire has burned 6,000 acres and isn't advancing, but the Woolsey fire a few miles away doubled in size to 35,000 acres, according to the Associated Press.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby says winds are dying down but will roar back to life on Sunday.

Yelich recently won the 2018 Silver Slugger award, given to the best offensive player at each position. Brewer fans expect their hero to be named the National League's most valuable player later this month.