James Woods Helps Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs With Horse Rescues During Southern California Fires

“Once Upon a Time in America” actor shares advice and puts out the call for help as flames spread

Last Updated: November 10, 2018 @ 5:42 PM

Here’s one positive thing to come out of the fires ravaging parts of Southern California this week: Proof that, political differences aside, people can still come together to help others in the face of disaster.

With massive damage being wrought by the fires, actor and noted conservative James Woods went into overdrive, sharing rescue and evacuation information via his Twitter account. Among those Woods offered advice to: Activist and “Charmed” alum Alyssa Milano.

For those who might not have been keeping score, Woods is an ardent Trump supporter, while Milano has been a vocal Trump critic. However, ideological divides were superseded by compassion when Milano put out a plea for help regarding her horses.

“If anyone can get 5 horses out the fire please help me,” Milano tweeted Friday morning.

“Spray paint them with a phone number as a last resort and let them run. Do not leave them contained,” Woods suggested in a response to Milano’s tweet, later adding, “Important: if you must free them as a last resort, be sure to remove their halters.”

Milano later reported that the horses are “finally safe,” adding, “My children are safe. My home is in jeopardy but… everything with a heartbeat is safe. Thank you all for your concern.”

“Good news. Her horses are safe,” Woods responded. “Thank you, followers. Let’s get more info out there now on others in jeopardy.”

Woods also offered assistance when Milano’s former “Charmed” cohort Holly Marie Combs sought help for her horses as the flames spread.

“I need horse trailers now to Bell Canyon. We have 6. Fire coming down the hill,” Combs tweeted Friday morning.

Woods called attention to Combs’ plight, tweeting, “Six horses in need of trailers in #BellCanyon @H_Combs #SoCalFIresJamesWoods.”

A slew of wildfires hit Southern California on Friday morning, including the Woolsey fire, which forced the evacuation of the city of Malibu. The blaze also threatens the communities of Calabasas and Woodland Hills.

The Woolsey fire doubled in size to 70,000 acres overnight. As of Saturday evening it was 5 percent contained.

Two people have been found dead in the burn areas, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chief John Benedict confirmed. In addition, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield said in a statement that over 250,000 people have been evacuated from the Ventura County fire areas, and the shifting winds could bring more devastation.

“The strong Santa Ana winds have made this fire unpredictable and the winds are expected to shift today which could mean new areas, including potentially the Western San Fernando Valley,” Blumenfield said.

Read the exchanges below.