Blanca Blanco was told on Friday morning that she had to leave her home in Malibu, which she shares with Deer Hunter actor John Savage.
She picked up only two outfits, an item from her deceased grandmother and her bunny. The actress waited in line for almost an hour on gas to hear that they were gone.
It took her two hours to reach safety in Camarillo, Ventura County, California, because the narrow Pacific Coast Highway was blocked with cars.
When Blanco settled in her hotel, she saw her house on live TV. Here the star tells her story exclusively to DailyMail.com.
Sad day: Blanca Blanco lost her house in Malawy in the wildfire on Friday; here she shares her story with DailyMail.com
& # 39; On Friday, I woke up at 6 am to get ready to leave Malibu for my meetings. Clear skies nothing seemed abnormal, except that I saw a neighbor with a U-Haul truck.
I thought it was too early to pack to move – it never occurred to me that we were being evacuated.
& # 39; I got into my car and left my street to go to LA for a meeting. While I was in traffic in my street, I saw on my left a huge cloud and bumper to bumper traffic.
& # 39; I stopped at PCH. I knew this would not work out well. So I turned around and went home.
& # 39; I asked a neighbor if he heard anything because it was a bumper to bend over on PCH. He said three hours ago that they gave him a mandatory evacuation. We never heard it.
Her opinion: & # 39; The sky has turned black. Prayer is not given an accident on the PCH twin track, because that is only the road to safety. Axle on my windshield. Missed so badly that I could hardly see lanes. Traffic stops bumper to bumper, right side on mountains, fire and left water the beach & # 39;
Madness: & # 39; I grab my sweet little rabbit kept it on my lap. I told her that we would get through it, that she would be safe. I saw a lot of horses on my left on the water that was left there, "she said
& # 39; We have not heard anything. No one came to our door and our phones.
& # 39; When I got him, John was in deep sleep since we at 1 o'clock & # 39; came home from the premiere of the opening night of the AFI. He is always up before 6 am, but not on Friday.
& # 39; We took two minutes. His car and my car. We left.
I went to the gas station, even though I still had 80 miles to go for gas – I wanted to prepare for bumper to bumper.
At 8 o'clock at the gas station many people stole my place, but I waited. Finally 40 minutes later my turn to pump gas. I enter credit card No gas machine.
& # 39; I asked the Chevron attendant what to do. He told us – screaming – "We have no gas and no electricity." We are all panicking. I then decided to head north in the direction of Oxnard, because I looked in the direction of Santa Monica.
Now it's 9 o'clock and I'm moving slowly on PCH.
Safe: & # 39; When we sat in the grill restaurant of Adolfo to watch the news, I glanced at the TV screens and my house was burned. Slow motion. Crazy. I wept but reminded myself that I had escaped the fire and the family fire. I will start all over again but feel blessed that I had the opportunity to do it, & # 39; she added
& # 39; The sky has turned black. Prayer is not given an accident on the PCH twin track, because that is only the road to safety. Axle on my windshield. Missed so badly that I could hardly see lanes. Traffic stops bumper to bumper, right side on mountains, fire and left water on the beach.
& # 39; My stress level was higher because I knew I was not moving and John was losing while driving.
& # 39; I grab my sweet little rabbit kept it on my lap. I told her that we would get through it, that she would be safe. I saw many horses on my left side on the water that was left there. I had just saved my rabbit two weeks ago and now she saves me to keep me company during the most traumatic experience in my life. I finally got through traffic after two hours of terror and panic attacks,
& # 39; Escaped to Camarillo. And came to safety at 11 o'clock. I have the only room in the hotel in Camarillo.
& # 39; When we sat at Adolfo's grill restaurant to watch the news, I glanced at the TV screens and my house was burned. Slow motion. Crazy. I wept but reminded myself that I had escaped the fire and the family fire. I will start all over again but feel blessed that I had the opportunity to do it.
Just a few weeks ago, Blanca and John Savage are taking part in the premiere of Amazon Studios Suspiria at ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood in late October
& # 39; Back at the hotel. Asked reception the chances of fire come close to us. He assured me that it was safe, but he would inform me of evaluations. Silent night and no sirens. But I could not sleep after I woke up, so I thought I would share my background story.
& # 39; I am homeless now but have so much support that we feel blessed.
I packed a small suitcase because we did not have time to pack, but I made sure I took my grandmother; the red lipstick she gave me three years ago before she succeeded.
She wore that L & # 39; Oreal lipstick for years and I kept it as a reminder of her.
& # 39; I took Star & # 39; s food. I did not take much clothes – only two outfits. I think I could buy clothes if I survived.
My experiences from my early childhood have shaped me and prepared me for it. I have learned to turn obstacles into challenges at a young age and will apply the same here. I am not afraid to start at zero. I experience that experiences give us growth. It is sad but feel blessed to live with my family, everything else can be replaced. & # 39;