Phillies manager Kapler loses home in California fire

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has lost his home in the California wildfire. Despite losing his home, his family is safe.

His house was relocated in Malibu, California.

Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler smiles as he walks off the field and back to the dugout against the New York Mets
Gabe Kapler smiles as he walks off the field and back to the dugout against the New York Mets (Getty Images)

“Keep talking about it,” Kapler, who is still in Philadelphia, told The Athletic. “When you’re out in your community, talk about it with other people. Use it as a way to come together. I sent this text message back to people: Talk about it. Shine light on it. Raise awareness. Feel it.

“That’s my main point for other people. We’re good. Our family is good. There are a lot of other families who are not.”

According to ESPN, his house was nearly one mile away from the Pacific Ocean. The Woolsey Fire reduced his home to just a steel staircase.

“It’s crazy to me,” Kapler told The Athletic. “All of it. …

“Everything is replaceable. There’s nothing … it’s all just stuff. A home was stuff. To so many people, that home is their shelter and their safe haven. But everything we lost is replaceable. Our family is going to be fine. The love and support is incredible.”

42 people have been confirmed dead from the California wildfires in Northern and Southern parts of the state. 

The Woolsey wildfire is reportedly 30% contained, as of Tuesday morning. There have been at least 435 buildings burned, including the majority of them being homes, as there are 57,000 homes still being threatened, according to state officials.

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