Amid Camp Fire chaos, actor James Woods uses Twitter to help families find survivors

Amid Camp Fire chaos, actor James Woods uses Twitter to help families find survivors

James Woods has portrayed some of the most recognizable villains in Hollywood. But on Thursday, he played the role of a hero on Twitter, using his social media sway to help those affected by the Camp Fire stay safe and track down missing loved ones. As of 8 p.m. Thursday, the Camp Fire had burned more than 20,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,000 structures near the city of Paradise (population 26,682). A few tweets later, he posted the following message: "You can help #CampFire victims and families by searching hashtag #CampFire for missing people and pets. Some people have been cut off from endangered loved ones who need lifesaving assistance. Retweeting their info and a contact person on Twitter by “@“ can save lives." Since then, the 71-year-old actor has posted more than 100 tweets concerning the Camp Fire. Some were traffic updates for those looking to evacuate. If you're using #CampFireJamesWoods to locate a victim, Woods asks that you delete the tweet once that person has been found to ensure first responders don't waste time looking for someone who has already been rescued. Over the same timespan, Woods also tweeted an emergency hotline for people affected by the Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks outside of Los Angeles.

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James Woods has portrayed some of the most recognizable villains in Hollywood. But on Thursday, he played the role of a hero on Twitter, using his social media sway to help those affected by the Camp Fire stay safe and track down missing loved ones.

As of 8 p.m. Thursday, the Camp Fire had burned more than 20,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,000 structures near the city of Paradise (population 26,682).

Starting around 1 p.m., Woods reposted the tweet of someone looking for their handicapped father, spreading the message to his 1.84 million Twitter followers.

A few tweets later, he posted the following message:

“You can help #CampFire victims and families…

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