Joan Collins among the evacuated as tourists flee southern France and Corsica after devastating fires rage

Hollywood legend Joan Collins was among those evacuated from villas in the south of France as devastating fires ravage the area, the actress has revealed.

Joan Collins at her villa in St Tropez - 2013

The former Dynasty star was evacuated from her six-bedroom villa overlooking Saint-Tropez with husband Percy Gibson and guests.

The actress tweeted : “Luckily we were able to evacuate last night, not easy with 11 people in the house! We are all ok.”SoFFires

She later thanked her fans for their concerns and claimed the fire was started by a BBQ.

She wrote: “Thanks everybody for good wishes about our safety in fire, all seems ok although fire still burning started by BBQ.

The veteran actress and writer bought the property 25 years ago and spends every summer there with Percy, 52, entertaining guests.

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