Kylie Jenner Shares Videos of Calabasas Brush Fire That Has Forced Thousands Out of Their Homes
By Desiree Murphy
Kylie Jenner may be notorious for posting silly videos of herself lip syncing to rap tunes, but on Saturday, she used Snapchat to document the brushfire in Calabasas, California, that has forced thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes.
The 18-year-old reality star, who is a resident of the city, shared nine videos of the fire over the course of three hours, starting at about 5 p.m. local time.
"This is our city," Kylie shared in another video. "We were born and raised in Calabasas. Like, this cannot go down."
The fire broke out around 4:15 p.m, erupting on the slope of a canyon after a pickup truck struck a power pole, according to CNN. Approximately 5,000 people in the area were forced to evacuate their homes. In addition to the Kardashians and Jenners, Calabasas is home to a number of celebrities, including Drake, Jessica Simpson, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Jerry O’Connell, and Katie Holmes.
The official Twitter account for the City of Calabasas kept residents up-to-date on the fire and evacuations by using the hashtag "#OldFire."
Ellen DeGeneres informed her fans that her brother-in-law, Michael Rogers, was one of the people helping out.
"Sending thanks to Portia's brother Michael & all the rescue workers on the scene of this dangerous fire in Calabasas," DeGeneres, who is married to Portia de Rossi, tweeted.
On Sunday, Khloe took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the firefighters who helped put out the blaze and keep families and structures in the surrounding areas safe.
"Thanks to all the brave firefighters, on the ground and overhead," she wrote. "Appreciate what you do to keep us safe. God bless #CalabasasFire."
On a lighter note, Kylie retweeted a fan who joked that Drake's latest album, Views, was so hot, it "literally" caused the fire.
The fire had touched 516 acres and was about 75 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon, according to a tweet from the L.A. County Fire Division 7 Twitter account.
Kylie grew up in Calabasas and moved into a $2.7 million home in the town in 2015. Last month, she moved to a $6 million mansion in nearby Hidden Hills. Find out more about her new home in the video below.