By People Staff
Updated October 22, 2007 12:00 AM
Credit: Photo: Andrew Shawaf/Pacific Coast News

The Hills may have been put on the map by MTV, but in real life the hills near Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag‘s Los Angeles-area home nearly went up in smoke.

The reality TV couple talked to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM morning show Monday about being trapped by a fire Sunday afternoon near their home. After Montag ran to call 911, she grabbed the garden hose and the couple tried to contain the fire.

Montag recounts, “Spencer was literally down there putting out the fire and I was screaming at him ‘Come back here, the firemen are coming!!'”

“It was her and I putting out the fire with the hose,” Pratt, 24, tells Seacrest. “Until the firemen got there. They were fast.” As the firemen arrived and the fire continue to creep up on the surrounding houses, the couple was told to “get out of here” so the firefighters could do their job.

“The fire is out now,” Pratt told Seacrest Monday morning. But the situation made fianc e Montag, 21, stop and realize this wasn’t a stunt for reality TV, but rather a dose of real life. “Spencer was down there with the garden hose and I was like, oh, what have our lives come to!” –Kim PeifferPhoto: Andrew Shawaf/Pacific Coast News