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.
‘It doesn’t seem like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor. God is good. I’m just praying for everyone is safe.’
‘Fire Fighters, I love you and thank you for doing all that you can to keep us safe!’ she wrote in a separate tweet.
Kim later posted a picture of herself snuggling with her sister Khloe’s daughter True.
‘Trying to get my mind off of this fire and snuggling with my niece. We are all safe and that’s all that matters,’ she wrote.
Kanye West also took to Twitter during the blaze to tweet his support for firefighters.
‘In light of these situations, I am so inspired by the firefighters and first responders who are risking their lives to do whatever they can to help,’ he wrote.
‘They are our true heroes. We must all come together during these difficult times to support each other May God Bless us all.’
Various members of the Kardashian clan also took to Twitter to shares updates about their evacuations and to thank firefighters.
Kris Jenner shared photos of a few brave firefighters that were battling the blaze in her neighborhood, along with a heartfelt message of gratitude.
‘We spent yesterday evacuating our homes and I want to take a moment to thank all of the incredibly brave firefighters, servicemen, first responders, volunteers and all of those who are working tirelessly to protect our lives and our homes,’ she wrote.
‘We are so appreciative of your bravery and everything you’re doing for us. I’m praying for everyone’s safety.’
Khloe asked her fans to make a donation to help victims of the fire and to the California Fire Association in order to support those still battling the deadly blaze.
She also revealed she had left her home with just the clothes on her back but had packed ‘True’s entire bedroom and closet’ into her car.
‘Obviously, she’s all that matters to me,’ Khloe added.
Kourtney left her Calabasas home and posted an Instagram picture of suitcases in her car as she went to stay with at Kendall’s house in Beverly Hills.
The Woolsey fire has spread to 91,572 acres and was 20 percent contained as of Monday morning.
Two people have died in the fire and 31 total have been killed statewide as the Campfire continues to blaze through Northern California.
Santa Ana winds pushed the deadly blaze toward Malibu, forcing dozens of celebrities to leave their home.
Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke, Camille Grammer, and Neil Young are among the stars who have lost their homes in the flames.
Young took to his personal website on Sunday night to blast President Donald Trump for his comments on the devastating fires.
Trump was widely criticized over the weekend after blaming ‘poor’ forest management for the fires and threatening to withhold federal funds.
Young, who has now lost two homes to wildfires in the state, hit back against the president and said it was climate change that was to blame for the frequent blazes.
‘California is vulnerable – not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,’ Young wrote in the post obtained by Page Six.
‘We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.’
‘Our temperatures are higher than ever here in our hottest summer on record. California is a paradise for us all. We are sad not to be able to defend it against Mother Nature’s wrath.’
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