Kim Kardashian and Kanye West criticized for hiring private team to save home: 'There's something dystopian' about it

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are garnering criticism online for reportedly hiring a team of private firefighters to protect their Hidden Hills home from the devastating wildfires in California.

TMZ reported over the weekend that Kimye hired the private team, which was armed with hoses and "tirelessly dug ditches to create a fire break" around their $60 million mansion as fires crept up on their property. Ultimately, their efforts worked, preventing their home from going down in flames like so many other stars' properties in Malibu.

The couple is reportedly also "getting major props from their neighbors" because, in saving the Wests' home, the private team also prevented the Woolsey fire from destroying other homes on their street, as well.

News that the famous couple had secretly hired a private team to protect their own home was faced with backlash on social media this week, with many using their move to highlight the area's wealth gap.

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Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California
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Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire burns towards Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
This photo taken from video provided by CBS2/KCAL9 shows a wildfire burning in Camarillo, Calif., Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2018. Known as the Hill fire, it here has crossed U.S. Highway 101, at center right, potentially threatening hundreds of homes. (CBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 inAgoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Medical personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
The massive plume from the Camp Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise, Calif., wafts over the Sacramento Valley as seen from Chico, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Authorities in Northern California have ordered mandatory evacuations in a rural area where the wildfire has grown to 1,000 acres (405 hectares) amid hot and windy weather. (David Little/Chico Enterprise-Record via AP)
A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
This photo provided by Nicole Kowalczyke shows a piece of a burned page that fell out of the sky in Chico, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as the Camp Fire burns nearby. (Nicole Kowalczyke via AP)
Medical personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
People wear masks while walking through the Financial District in the smoke-filled air Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Francisco. Authorities have issued an unhealthy air quality alert for parts of the San Francisco Bay Area as smoke from a massive wildfire drifts south, polluting the air. Officials say the thousands of structures in the town of Paradise, 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, were destroyed by the blaze that has charred 110 square miles (285 square kilometers). (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Travis Lundgren, a street maintenance worker, uses a cooler of ice and water to help put out a flair up along Rancho Conejo Blvd. during the Hill Fire in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
A statue rests amid a charred lot as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: The Hill Fire burns in the hills east of Conejo Center Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
Smoke from the Camp Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise, Calif., darkens the sky as seen from Highway 99 near Marysville, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town.(AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Smoke from wildfires burning in Northern California obscures the Sierra Nevada in this view from an airliner approaching Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
Smoke from the Camp Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise, Calif., darkens the sky above the Butte College sig in Oroville, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
A police officer mans a checkpoint in front of an advancing wildfire Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, near Newbury Park, Calif. The Ventura County Fire Department has ordered evacuation of some communities in the path of the fire, which erupted a few miles from the site of Wednesday night's deadly mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Smoke from the Camp Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise, Calif., darkens the sky Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
The Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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A charred animal rests on a roadside as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Flames consume a home as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. A California fire official says a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California has destroyed structures and injured civilians. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Medical workers move equipment from a makeshift emergency room while the Feather River Hospital burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
The Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town.(AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A vintage car rests among debris as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Flames consume a building as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. A California fire official says a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California has destroyed structures and injured civilians. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
The setting sun turns blood red as it peers through smoke from the Camp Fire in northern Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
A charred animal rests on a roadside as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Nurse Cassie Lerossignol hugs as coworker as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Medical personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A police officer directs traffic at a checkpoint in front of an advancing wildfire Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, near Newbury Park, Calif. The Ventura County Fire Department has also ordered evacuation of some communities in the path of the fire, which erupted a few miles from the site of Wednesday night's deadly mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the Oak Park area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A wildfire comes down from a hilltop Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, near Newbury Park, Calif. The Ventura County Fire Department has ordered evacuation of some communities in the path of the fire, which erupted a few miles from the site of Wednesday night's deadly mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Flames consume a car and building as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Plumes of smoke loom in the sky several miles away, seen behind a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., as a wind-driven wildfire known as the Hill fire threatens the area late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2018. This is a few miles from the scene of Wednesday's mass shooting at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
This photo provided by Nicole Kowalczyke shows smoke and ash from the nearby Camp Fire in Chico, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Nicole Kowalczyke via AP)
This photo provided by Nicole Kowalczyke shows heavy traffic with smoke and ash from the nearby Camp Fire overhead in Chico, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Nicole Kowalczyke via AP)
Smoke from the Camp Fire darkens the sky on the horizon as a bulldozer cuts a fire line to protect Butte College in Oroville, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: A water dropping helicopter heads to fill up as the sun sets during the Hill Fire in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: A firefighter releases water dropping helicopters after they filled up near Conejo Center Drive during the Hill Fire in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: The Hill Fire burns in the hills east of Conejo Center Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: The Hill Fire burns in the hills east of Conejo Center Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA, on Thursday, Nov 8, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
A home burns during the Camp fire in Paradise, California on November 8, 2018. - More than 18,000 acres have been scorched in a matter of hours burning with it a hospital, a gas station and dozens of homes. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Hill wildfire burns in the predawn hours of Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, seen from Agoura Hills in Southern California. The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes. The fire near the Northern California town of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers). (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
Smoke from wildfires burning in Northern California obscures the Sierra Nevada in this view from an airliner approaching Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes. The fire near the Northern California town of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers). Another fire northwest of Los Angeles has been swept southward toward the ocean by strong Santa Ana winds. Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the beachside community of Malibu. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
Strong winds blow smoke horizontally over the the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean over the city of Malibu, far distance, in Southern California, seen from the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2018. The director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes. The fire near the Northern California town of Paradise has grown to nearly 110 square miles (285 square kilometers). Another fire northwest of Los Angeles has been swept southward toward the ocean by strong Santa Ana winds. Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the beachside community of Malibu. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Firefighter Adrien Mahnke pauses while battling the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town and destroyed hundreds of structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Flames consume a car dealership as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town and destroyed hundreds of structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town and destroyed hundreds of structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT An abandoned vehicle is seen on a road during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
An American flag is seen at an engulfed car dealership during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PORTER RANCH, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: A South Pasadena Fire Department engine fights the Woolsey Fire as it moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire burns along the ridgeline off of Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on the morning of November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 inAgoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
AGOURA HILLS , CA - NOVEMBER 09: Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 inAgoura Hills, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
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"There's something dystopian about Kim Kardashian secretly hiring private firefighters for her multi-million dollar mansion while publicly garnering sympathy as a 'victim' of the fires when people are dying and incarcerated ppl are forced to fight fires," writer Muqing M. Zhang wrote on Twitter. "It’s as if these natural disasters caused by climate change are merely publicity opportunities for these wealthy elite -- whose sickening amount of wealth means they live as an elite removed from the suffering of the everyday people who actually bear the brunt of these catastrophes."

"These disasters demonstrate that environmental issues are class inequality issues," she went on. "While the rich elite can skate by unscathed, poor people and people of color are the ones who will really bear the brunt of not just this fire but future climate change/environmental disasters."

"This weekend the entire town of Paradise, CA was incinerated," someone else wrote. "But this wealthy neighborhood was able to buy itself protection from the flames. This is what climate change will look like under neoliberalism."

Not everyone criticized Kim and Kanye for their move, however. 

"Resources are meant to be utilized when needed," someone wrote in Kimye's defense. "She and her family members' various Twitter accounts request donations for the CA Fire Foundation. When this is all settled, they'll likely use their platforms to produce some of the top fundraising campaigns to help others."

"Those fire fighters held her WHOLE neighborhood," another person tweeted. "But yea go ahead and cherry pick what you want to hear. But also. When did it become her responsibility to protect all of California???"

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Homes destroyed by Southern California's Woolsey Fire
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Homes destroyed by Southern California's Woolsey Fire
A home burned down by a wildfire sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Malibu, Calif. Fire officials say the lull allowed firefighters to gain 10 percent control of the so-called Woolsey Fire, which has burned more than 130 square miles in western Los Angeles County and southeastern Ventura County since Thursday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A table and chairs stand outside of one of at least 20 homes destroyed just on Windermere Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Known as the Woolsey Fire, it has consumed thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A statuary figure of a boy stands outside one of at least 20 homes destroyed just on Windermere Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Known as the Woolsey Fire, it has consumed tens of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A swimming pool is behind one burned home, with others at left, some of at least 20 homes destroyed just on Windermere Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Known as the Woolsey Fire, it has consumed tens of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A nearby fire truck throws red light on property burnt in the Woolsey Fire, along the coast in the Point Dume neighborhood in Malibu, California as night falls November 12, 2018. - Fire trucks are positions through out the city to respond to spot fires caused by wind-driven hot embers. Another three firefighters have been injured battling the Woolsey Fire, which has devoured mansions and mobile homes alike in the coastal celebrity resort of Malibu, while the death toll from a huge blaze in northern California rose to 42 on November 12, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
The remnants of a home destroyed in the Woolsey fire are seen November 12, 2018 along Mulholland Highway in the hills above Malibu, California. - Another three firefighters have been injured battling the Woolsey Fire, which has devoured mansions and mobile homes alike in the coastal celebrity resort of Malibu, while the death toll from a huge blaze in northern California rose to 42 on November 12, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 12: All that remains of this home along Dume Drive in Malibu is the white picket fence. Dume road was hit hard by the Wolsey fire with multiple home damaged or destroyed. (Photo by David Crane/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Multiple houses along Dume Drive in Malibu were destroyed or damages by the Wolsey fire. (Photo by David Crane/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Multiple houses along Dume Drive in Malibu were destroyed or damages by the Wolsey fire. (Photo by David Crane/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
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As the fire encroached on their area, Kardashian and West evacuated their family and holed up in a Los Angeles-area hotel to escape the fire. A few days later, the KKW Beauty founder appeared at Sunday's People's Choice Awards, where she delivered an emotional call for help as she accepted the award for Best Reality Show of 2018 alongside family members Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kris.

"It's been a really rough week in our home in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and for our neighbors in Thousand Oaks and Malibu," Kim said. "Our hearts are broken from the horrific shootings and for those who have lost their lives and homes, as well as the hundreds of thousands of us that have been evacuated from the devastating fires that are currently burning."

"As horrible as this has been, it's been amazing to see the resilient spirit of everyone involved, and the heroism of those risking their lives on the front lines," she continued. "Action is necessary, so anything we can do to help, as simple as donating to the many organization that are collecting supplies, no form of help is too small."

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Kardashians at the 2018 People's Choice Awards
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Kardashians at the 2018 People's Choice Awards
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kourthney Kardashian during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185072 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner, and Kourtney Kardashian accept the The Reality Show of 2018 award for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on stage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185072 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kris Jenner accept The Reality Show of 2018 award for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on stage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185094 -- (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personalities Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185072 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jennerr, Chrissy Teigen, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Khloe Kardashian backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner, and Kourtney Kardashian accept the The Reality Show of 2018 award for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on stage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185072 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenne, winners of the Reality Show of 2018 for 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' pose backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Kim Kardashian backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personalities Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, and Kourtney Kardashian pose during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185072 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kris Jenner accept The Reality Show of 2018 award for 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on stage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185094 -- (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personalities Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, and Khloe Kardashian pose during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185072 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Busy Philipps (L) and Kim Kardashian backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: 2018 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian backstage during the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 11, 2018 -- NUP_185073 -- (Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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"Our country is stronger when we come together and we cannot face devastation alone," she added. "We must continue to reach out and help each other during these trying times."

In addition to Kim's speech, the family has been actively promoting ways that the public can help aid those affected by the California wildfires on their social media accounts. Additionally, Khloe herself donated supplies to first-responders that she picked up at local pharmacies over the weekend.

The Woolsey fire has devastated several towns on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and it has destroyed the homes of celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, Gerard Butler and Robin Thicke, among others. Nearly 50 people have died as a result of the multiple fires ravaging the state.

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