Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hired private firefighters to help them and their neighbors save their houses from the wildfire
Since the couple's house is on the edge of a field, the blaze would have spread really quick if the firefighters had not contained it
The wildfires in California have ravaged multiple areas of the state, destroying thousands of homes as they spread to other regions. The blaze has also affected high-profile celebrities living in these areas as they took to social media to spread awareness, encourage donations and provide support for law enforcement.
However, the celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, took their effort a notch up and hired private firefighters to help protect their home and their neighborhood, according to TMZ.
Reports state that flames were nearing their property on Wednesday and the family was forced to evacuate. However, the couple's team of private firefighters were prepared to put out the fire as it reached their house. The team also dug ditches to help stop the fire from spreading to other nearby areas.
The outlet reported that since the couple's house is on the edge of a field, the blaze would have spread really quick if the firefighters had not contained it. Many neighbors of the couple, while speaking to TMZ, said that they were very thankful to the team of firefighters hired by West because it saved their houses too.
Although the Kardashians were lucky enough to save their homes, other celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gerard Butler lost theirs to the fire.
Singer Miley Cyrus took to Twitter on Monday to share an emotional message, revealing that she had lost her home in the fire and urged people to donate funds to emergency services battling the blaze.
Gerard Butler, after returning to his Malibu home on Sunday, shared a picture on Twitter of him standing next to the burnt down remains of his home after it was ravaged in the fire over the weekend.
"Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD,” he wrote. “If you can, support these brave men and women at http://SupportLAFD.org.” Butler wrote.
Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke's pregnant girlfriend, April Love Geary, also shared the image of the couple's burnt down home in Malibu on Instagram. “Our house is gone,” Love Geary wrote while sharing an image that appeared to show the gate of their home amongst the charred debris.
Thicke also shared an image of smoke billowing from a house where the couple lived and wrote: "Our home is just to the left! Praying," he also thanked the "courageous firefighters and volunteers” for their help."