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Kim Kardashian Defends Hiring Private Firefighters, Helped Save Her Whole Neighborhood

Kim Kardashian Defends Hiring Private Firefighters, Helped Save Her Whole Neighborhood

Kim Kardashian is opening up about her and husband Kanye West‘s decision to hire private firefighters to battle the flames near their home in California amid the wildfires ravaging the state.

The 38-year-old reality star appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s episode on Wednesday (November 21) to discuss the fires and she addressed the online backlash she received after it was revealed that she hired the firefighters.

“I feel like we were really blessed to have the help of the firefighters that we did. Our house is right on the end of a big park, so the whole park had caught fire and if our house went, then every other house would go,” Kim said. “We were fortunate enough and blessed enough, and I know not everyone has this luxury available to them, but we were able to get private firefighters… a company you can hire that friends of mine that lost their home in a Santa Barbara fire, all their neighbors used them.”

Kim says that she and Kanye made sure the firefighters not only saved their home, but all the homes in their neighborhood.

“They saved our home and saved our neighborhood. I had them just make sure that they controlled every house on the edge, so it wasn’t just my home that I said ‘just take care of our home.’ Take care of everything, because once they go, once ours starts, the whole neighborhood can go,” Kim added. “I don’t take that for granted and that was such a blessing that we were able to do that.”

Kim also announced that Kanye, Yeezy, and Adidas are donating $500,000 to various causes related to the fires.

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