Kim Kardashian and Kanye West paid for private firefighters to save their home from the destructive Woolsey wildfire in California, it has been revealed.
The couple hired a private team to fight back the flames that were inching closer and closer to their $60million Hidden Hills home on Friday, according to TMZ.
On the same day, Kim revealed the family had been forced to evacuate.
The couple is now being credited with helping save the whole neighborhood by funding the private team.
Kim and Kanye’s mansion sits at the end of a cul-de-sac that borders a field.
If their residence had been torched, it would have started a domino effect that could have leveled dozens of surrounding homes in the neighborhood.
The couple’s private firefighting team dug a number of ditches to create a fire break and help stave off the blaze.
Neighbors told TMZ they were thankful the couple had funded the private team and brought in firefighters to save their homes.
California’s Woosley fire was still on the couple’s mind as Kim attended the People’s Choice Awards with her sisters before heading to Kanye’s performance at Camp Flog Gnaw in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The Kardashian sisters and Kris Jenner happily accepted the award for Best Reality TV show and dedicated their win to those on the front lines of California’s fires.
‘We would like to dedicate this win to all of the firefighters, police offers, and first responders,’ Kim said after the family made their way to the podium.
‘As horrible as this has been, it’s been amazing to see the spirit of everyone involved,’ she told the audience.
‘So anything that we can do to help the many organizations – no form of help is too small. We must continue to reach out and help each other in these trying times.’
Kim then made her way to Dodger Stadium with sisters Khloe, Kourtney, and Kendall to support her husband, who was performing with Kid Cudi.
Kendall Jenner could be seen wearing a medical mask, likely to protect herself from the smoke-filled area, as she enjoyed the concert with her sisters.
Kim posted frequent updates during the blaze, revealing on Friday that she had left her home.
‘I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment,’ she tweeted.