The firefighters at the Carr Fire in Northern California are doing heroic work as they battle the raging flames. Residents have been flocking to help the firefighters and crews sent to try and contain the disaster.
There have even been some celebrity chefs stepping up to feed the heroes. Guy Fieri and Jose Andres have provided food, and some residents also offered meals to the firefighters and became an inspiration to others.
Maybe the most touching response for the firefighters came from Chelsey Lutz. A video was posted on Facebook on July 30 of her 2-year-old daughter, Gracie, handing out burritos to firefighters, and it gained over 330,000 views and at least 5,300 shares.
The burritos wrapped in tin foil were given out as part of a warm breakfast made by Gracie’s grandmother for the firefighters as they were taking a break. Two of Gracie’s uncles also joined to fight the fire.
One of Chelsey’s posts read: “Gracie handed out breakfast burritos to these hardworking guys today again. It’s the little things in life #carrfire”
People’s comments of appreciation and joy have flooded the post. One person wrote, “I do not know you but I just wanted to say thanks Chelsey. You couldn’t know how much we appreciate things like this. You and your daughter are truly good people.”
Another one wrote, “I don’t know you but this was awesome!! Great Job… those guys have it tough and I am sure your daughter helped to put a smile on their tired faces!!”
The Carr Fire is considered the sixth most destructive fire in the state’s history. It has so far taken six people’s lives and destroyed more than 1,500 structures. Currently, 35 percent of the fire is contained, with 126,000 acres burned.
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