The Police frontman Sting is breathing a sigh of relief after his home in Malibu, California narrowly escaped the wildfires that ravaged the region last week (ends26Oct07). The Message In A Bottle singer wanted to spend a few days at his beachfront house last week, but the flames were so close he booked into a hotel instead. Sting says, "They diverted me to a hotel. The house two doors down was burned and a lot of people have lost everything. I feel terrible for them. "It was pretty smoky down there this week." No celebrities lost their homes in the fires, but stars like Jane Seymour, Kelsey Grammar and director James Cameron were among those evacuated.