Gerard Butler's Malibu house destroyed in fire, shares pictures of 'half-gone' house

File image of Gerard Butler. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

ANI Washington, DC, USA Nov 12, 2018, 01.45 PM (IST)

Actor Gerard Butler has shared some upsetting images of his Malibu home destroyed in the Woolsey Fire, which has been blazing through Southern California.The 48-year-old took to social media to post the picture of the devastation.

"Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California," wrote the `300` actor. He also thanked the fire department saying, "Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment.

"Butler also shared in his Instagram stories his "half-gone" house. "Welcome to my home in Malibu. Half gone," he can be heard saying in the clips.As many as 23 people have died so far in the catastrophic fires which have burned over 1, 70,000 acres of land.

Nearly 300,000 people have been displaced, including Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and Lady Gaga.

The blaze had started on Thursday night (local time), and moved towards Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, prompting evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, and other neighbouring regions.