The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was just landing back in Los Angeles from a trip out of town when she took video of the fires from her plane window. "Just landed back home and had one hour to pack up and evacuated out home".
And once on the ground, Kim made sure to document the action, sharing pictures and videos of first responders to the tragedy.
"Firefighters are arriving. Thank you for all that you do for us!" she wrote.
The second-largest fire, the Hill Fire, also prompted evacuations after it charred around 10,000 acres in Ventura County through Thursday afternoon.
Malibu has about 13,000 residents and lies along 34km of coast at the southern foot of the mountain range.
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Los Angeles Fire Department Public Information Officer Erik Scott said the blaze destroyed or damaged many buildings.
Kim and Kanye's sprawling estate in the gated community of Hidden Hills is estimated to be worth a cool $US20 million. Now she's snuggling her niece True and counting her blessings that they're safe.
Both Kim and Kourtney live in Calabasas, near their mum Kris Jenner.
It rapidly burned down several houses as mandatory evacuations were ordered in areas like the Kardashian neighborhood of Hidden Hills.
The 2000-acre Woolsey Fire is now burning in Ventura County with officials reporting zero containment, per the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.