New photos show how close Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s $60 million Hidden Hills mansion came to danger in the Woolsey Fire.
The jarring images of the close call comes after reports the couple hired a private squad of firefighters to protect the property amid the recent Southern California wildfires.
The firefighters persistently dug ditches and hosed down the area amid the searing fires, TMZ reported last week.
A close call: New aerial images show how Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s $60 million Hidden Hills mansion was in the line of the fire before their private fire crew were able to stop it reaching the home
Perilous Pictures show just how close the mansion came to danger in the Woolsey Fire, as the area adjacent to the home was charred
Smart: The couple (pictured in June) hired a private squad of firefighters to protect the property amid the recent Southern California wildfires, TMZ reported
Overhead photos display a charred area surrounding the mansion, which was encroached by fire after authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation of the region, according to the outlet.
Neighbors of the reality TV queen, 38, and the Grammy-winning artist, 41, appreciated the efforts the couple made due to the layout of the area, the outlet reported.
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A fire to Kim and Kanye’s home, which is situated paralleled to a field and at the end of a cul-de-sac, could have triggered further home fires.
Kim kept her massive social media following in the loop amid the fires last week, at one point taking to Twitter to address the status of the home.
So close: The photos show how the perimeter of the $60 million home was protected by firefighters
Battle: The firefighters persistently dug ditches and hosed down the area amid the searing fires, saving the home and potentially others
Watchful eye: Kim kept her massive social media following in the loop amid the fires last week, at one point taking to Twitter to address the status of the home
Tragedy: Kim also shared a picture of the fire as she revealed the family had been forced to evacuate
Enigmatic: On Friday, Kanye West appeared to hint at his plans to build an entire community resistant to future fires
‘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 wrote on November 9.
‘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 everyone is safe.’
She continues: ‘Fire Fighters, I love you and thank you for doing all that you can to keep us safe!’
The couple evacuated their entire security team after reports the flames were encroaching on their home.
Anthony Hopkins was also one of the lucky ones when it comes to the California wildfires – but just barely
Kim showed her appreciation to those who fought the flames at the People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica last week.
Kim said she and her family were dedicating the best reality show award they won for Keeping Up with the Kardashians star ‘to all of the firefighters, police offers, and first responders’ who put their lives on the line to extinguish the fires.
‘As horrible as this has been, it’s been amazing to see the spirit of everyone involved,’ Kim said. ‘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.’
Her husband Kanye also hinted at future efforts to preserve the neighborhood from fires.
‘Building a fireproof community,’ tweeted the 41-year-old enigmatically.
Anthony Hopkins was also one of the lucky ones when it comes to the California wildfires – but just barely.
New aerial images show that the deadly Woolsey fire only just missed the legendary Welsh actor’s $4.8 million Malibu home.
Hopkins’ next-door-neighbor’s home was completely leveled by the flames, which have killed three people and scorched through more than 98,000 acres in the last week.
Even more incredibly, two lawn chairs overlooking the ocean can be seen still standing serenely in the middle of his backyard.
Pierce Brosnan’s $3.5million Malibu beach house also just barely came out unscathed from the fire, as seen by the scorched ground surrounding the property this week.
As many as 250,000 people were ordered to evacuate when Woolsey Fire was at its peak.
Actor Anthony Hopkins also came perilously close to losing his Malibu mansion in the blaze after his next-door-neighbor’s home was completely leveled by the flames (pictured)
The Kardashian clan, Simon Cowell, Will Smith and Martin Sheen were also among those who had to evacuate as Woolsey tore through the star-studded Malibu, Hidden Hills, and Calabasas areas
The Kardashian clan, Simon Cowell, Will Smith, and Lady Gaga were just a few of the dozens of celebrities who had to evacuate.
And Gerard Butler, Neil Young, and Camille Grammer Meyer were among those who lost their homes in the blaze.
Large areas of Los Angeles still remain off-limits due to downed power lines, embers that could re-ignite, buckled roads, and lack of power and communications.
In Northern California, authorities sifted through the charred wreckage of the state’s deadliest ever wildfire on Sunday, searching for any signs of the 1,276 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.
The remains of 79 people have been recovered so far, 63 of whom have been tentatively identified pending DNA confirmation.
Early on Sunday the blaze, which ignited on Nov. 8, was 60 percent contained, officials said, up from 55 percent Saturday.
Rain is forecast for the area this week, potentially helping douse the blazes but raising the risk of floods and mudslides, adding to the misery of 46,000 people under evacuation orders.
On Saturday, two forensic anthropologists for the University of Nevada, Reno, were helping firefighters sort through the wreckage at a mobile home park for senior citizens in Paradise.