Jason Aldean and Family Evacuated From Florida Home Due to Wildfires

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Jason Aldean and Family Evacuated From Florida Home Due to Wildfires
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 20: Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Aldean attend the grand opening of E3 Chophouse Nashville on November 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images for E3 Chophouse Nashville)

Jason Aldean and his family are safe after evacuating their beachside vacation home in Florida due to wildfires. Fires broke out on Wednesday evening (5/6) in the panhandle of Florida. The stretch of beach, called 30A in Walton County, Florida, is frequented by many country stars including the Georgia native.

Aldean’s wife Brittany confirmed that the family left their home in a post to her Instagram story. “We are okay, but evacuated. Thanks for all the messages,” she wrote with a photo of dark billowing smoke in the sky. She later added several other photos of the raging smoke and fire asking followers to “pray for our beach.”

Photo via @brittanyaldean on Instagram

The Aldeans aren’t the only ones taking up quarantine in the 30A area. Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and his family are also staying in their beach town home. Charles’ wife Cassie shared that they are safe and out of the evacuation zone.

“Thanks to everyone for checking on us. We are ok and not in the evacuation area 🙏🏻. Praying so hard for the first responders and everyone who has lost property or a business in these fires 😩😩😩. I’m still taking this all in…will be back tomorrow after I’ve had a chance to process and have more info how to help.”

Songwriter Shane McAnally and Lady A’s Hillary Scott are among the others staying the area with their families. As of publication of this article, they have not yet posted about the fire.

According to 3WEARTV, the fire was across 550 acres, but had been 60% contained as of 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning (5/7). They report that 33 structures were destroyed and four others are in severe condition. More than 500 homes were evacuated.

“Crews monitored the fire throughout the night,” Florida Forest Service said Thursday morning (quote via 3WEARTV). “Day shift crews have began to improve lines from yesterday. With the decrease in wind, fire activity has been greatly reduced.”