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Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape Nearly Burns in Fire at Vivid Entertainment [UPDATED]

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If there's one thing this world cannot afford to lose, it's the master of Kim Kardashian's sexual tape, currently owned by and stored at Vivid Entertainment.

So it is with a sigh of relief that we report that when a fire threatened to consume the porn company's vault, CEO Steve Hirsch made it over just in time to put it out and salvage the film in question.

TMZ reports that the blaze happened Saturday night while Hirsch was at a Clippers game. When he got the call that not just Kim K's tape, but the sex tapes of Kendra Wilkinson, Pam and Tommy Lee, and Chyna were at risk, he left the game and went over to make sure nothing was destroyed forever.

Nothing was.

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You'll recall that Kardashian's tape with Ray J was released to the public in 2007, launching the career not just of Kim but of her entire family. It wasn't long after that that the Kardashian Klan landed their E! reality show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," and from there, of course, we had "Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami" and "Kourtney & Kim Take New York."

In other words, the world nearly lost a vital piece of entertainment history this weekend. Thank God that crisis was averted.

UPDATE: According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fire erupted at 7:16 p.m. on the top floor of the building and was extinguished by 7:38 p.m. by nearly 100 firefighters. Looks like TMZ exaggerated (CLUTCH PEARLS). The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.