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    Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York.

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Reportedly Hire Firefighters as California Fires Rage

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    Devastating wildfires, which have been raging through California since 8 November, have already destroyed thousands of buildings, including homes of celebrities.

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have hired a private team of firefighters to save their Hidden Hills home from the Woolsey wildfire in California, as the blaze was inching closer to their property, TMZ reported.

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    Due to the house’s location in the neighbourhood, which faced forced evacuations on Friday, it would have led to a domino effect if it had been torched.

    TMZ cited sources as saying that the team had managed to save the Wests’ $60 million mansion and many others on the block, much to the gratitude of their neighbours.

    Social media users, however, remain divided on their decision, while some said that the move was understandable:

    Others disapproved of the measure, saying that they had deprived other people of “capable firefighters,” seemingly ignoring the fact that the entire block was saved:

    Another user appeared to have mixed feelings:

    On 9 November, Kim tweeted that the blaze had hit their property in Hidden Hills and thanked the firefighters for their work:

    Major fires are sweeping through California, with the Camp Fire hitting the north of the state, and the Woolsey Fire and the Hill Fire raging in the south. Over 300,000 people have been evacuated due to the fires in California, which have destroyed some 7,000 homes and devastated more than 42,000 hectares of the state.

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