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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Hire Private Firefighters, Save Multiple Homes From Woolsey Fire

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West are being thanked by their neighbors after a private team of firefighters saved the couple's home and many others on a cul-de-sac in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, West and Kardashian hired a team of firefighters to defend their $60 million home from the Woolsey Fire that began in Woolsey Canyon, located northwest of Los Angeles, on Thursday morning.

The firefighters were able to save the couple's mansion, which sits at the end of the cul-de-sac and borders a field, by digging ditches to create a fire break and hosing down the area. Given the location of Kardashian and West's home, had it caught fire, others on the block would have followed suit.

TMZ said that multiple neighbors were thanking Kardashian and West for hiring the firefighters for "putting a team on the front line and saving their homes."

Kardashian posted an Instagram story about the fire as she returned to Los Angeles on Thursday evening, capturing a view of the blaze from her private jet and asking her 120 million followers to pray for the area.

Kardashian added in the post that she had one hour to pack and evacuate from her home. Kardashian's sisters, Khloe and Kortney, also evacuated as did Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner's house burned in the fire, but the Kardashian's homes seem to have escaped any extensive damage.

The Woolsey Fire has burned 91,572 acres and an estimated 370 structures, though the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials said that only 15% of the burn area has been surveyed.

Two people were killed in the blaze after being trapped in a car. Those bodies have not yet been identified.

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