Not even a week after the Camp Fire started burning, it has already become California's deadliest and most destructive fire ever.
So far, the death toll has grown to 50 people across California, and more than 200 were reported missing earlier this week.
Over 200,000 acres have burned between the multiple wildfires across the state, and over 9,000 structures have been destroyed.
While regular people have faced the most damage and destruction, stories of celebrities braving the wildfires have received attention nationwide.
Actor Liam Hemsworth shared a photo from the scene of his destroyed home with singer Miley Cyrus, before donating half a million dollars to relief efforts in Malibu.
Pop singer Lady Gaga was also spotted visiting Red Cross shelters with pizza, coffee, and gift cards to hand out to evacuees.
Lady Gaga volunteers at Red Cross shelter in California. pic.twitter.com/Q20czb2dAE— GagaImages.co (@gagaimages) November 14, 2018
And actor Gerard Butler shared a photo of his own destroyed home in Point Dume, before urging his fans to support shelters and charities for those affected by the fires.
1/2 Driving around Point Dume on Saturday. My heart aches for all those who lost their homes and their lives in California. I was one of the lucky ones, my home was only partially destroyed. A lot of people lost everything and will have to rebuild from scratch. (tweet continued) pic.twitter.com/cS4UTlRR00— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) November 12, 2018
But reality star Kim Kardashian attracted the wrong kind of attention this week, as TMZ broke the news that her $60 million mansion had been saved from destruction by a team of private firefighters.
Last week, Kardashian told fans she had arrived home just in time to evacuate from the path of the wildfires, but said "everyone is safe."
On Friday afternoon, she tweeted, "I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now have stopped."
TMZ now says that a private firefighter team took desperate steps to save the star's home, including digging a fire ditch to stop flames from reaching the house.
The entertainment news site reports that Kardashian's neighbors were thankful for the emergency team, because protecting the mansion from burning may have kept the rest of her gated community safe from the flames too.
It may sound unusual to hire private firefighters, but it's actually a common benefit of many high-end insurance plans, especially in California's wealthy neighborhoods.
Grateful for the heroic @CAFirefighters battling the #CampFire #HillFire and #WoolseyFire and getting people to safety. Join me and my family in donating to the @CAfirefound to support our heroes and their families. Go to https://t.co/R67fNxEVOg— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 10, 2018
The LA Times reported that homeowners often pay at least $10,000 for the extra protection, which can include sprinklers, fire retardant systems, and private emergency workers.
But some criticized the reality star and her husband, rapper Kanye West, for seemingly putting their own property first.
Miley & Liam lost their entire home in the fires and immediately donated 500k to their community.— 24k Majik✨ (@MariahMajik) November 14, 2018
Kim & Kanye hired PRIVATE firefighters to build a moat around ONLY their house to protect it which just so happened to help save their community by coincidence.
Let that sink in.
Meanwhile Kim and Kanye are hiring private firefighters for themselves and their rich neighbors. https://t.co/rVj8WIbhvu— ℭ𝔯𝔦𝔰 (@C_RODRIGXZ) November 14, 2018
Still, others said they could understand why celebrities would pay for these services.
People mad that #kimk and #kanye hired private firefighters for their whole block. Ummmm listen, they house was just appraised for 60 million dollars.. If I had the money I would've did the same 🤷🏾"�♀️— Markesha (@KeshaWithTheTea) November 14, 2018
On Sunday, Kardashian thanked firefighters during her acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards, where Keeping Up with the Kardashians took home the prize for Reality TV Show.
"It's been a really rough week in our home in Calabasas. Our hearts are broken from the horrific shootings and those who have lost their lives and homes as well as the hundreds and thousands of us who have been forced to evacuate from the devastating fires that are currently burning."
Kardashian went on to encourage viewers to help, including by "donating to the many organizations that are collecting supplies."
"We would like to dedicate this win to all of the firefighters, the law enforcement, and the first responders," she added. "We really truly appreciate what you have done for all of us. So please let's continue to pray for everyone's safety."