Hollywood couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are among the stars preparing to flee their neighbourhood, as the raging fires of southern California threaten to destroy their homes.

With the death toll currently standing at 13, the devastating blazes are now encroaching on the plush Ventura County home of the acting couple, and all residents in the area have been put on alert.

Other celebrities at risk include singer Lisa Marie Presley, CHARMED star Alyssa Milano and film veteran Tom Selleck.

Hollywood bosses have already been forced to halt shooting on new LEONARDO DiCAPRIO movie The Aviator, and now fire chiefs are warning homes in Malibu, where many A-list stars reside, could also fall victim to the out-of-control blazes.

29/10/2003 02:25