New mother Britney Spears was forced to evacuate her home on Thursday (29SEP05), as wildfires continue to rage through the hills of Los Angeles.

The TOXIC singer, who gave birth to her son Sean Preston on 14 September (05), fled her sprawling property, along with her husband KEVIN FEDERLINE, as firefighters battled to stamp out the flames and smoke engulfing a large area of the city.

Pop couple Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were also among those who evacuated, as well as Heather Locklear and her husband Richie Sambora, Lisa Marie Presley and Beau Bridges.

The flames, which are dangerously close to the set of hit TV show 24, have also threatened the homes of such stars as Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and Charlie Sheen.

Fire crews are currently working at a relentless pace to tame the flames.

In 2003, California wildfires destroyed the ranch used for TV classic Little House On The Prairie.