Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

Guy Fieri Volunteered To Cook Thanksgiving Meals For Firefighters And Evacuees.

No One Was Safe

No One Was Safe

The fires were getting closer and closer, and they were spreading faster than firefighters and volunteers control them. Now Butte County was at risk of losing it all, which was a real tragedy, as their beautiful trees had been home to so many critters. Their once beautiful forests were completely scorched and it was all thanks to a wildfire they referred to as "Camp Fire," the deadliest one California had ever seen. All you could see now were bits of charcoal and dead sticks, scattered everywhere around them, still burning up from the recent flames.

Many Hours

Many Hours

Volunteers, firefighters, and policemen gathered together to come face to face with this real life inferno. Their nerves of steel could very much make a difference, and it was exactly what the people of California needed at that moment. But the nightmare was just beginning. In a matter of 24 hours, on November 8th, 2018, "Camp Fire" burned through 149,000 acres. But these real-life superheroes were fighting tooth and nail to contain the flames. They were surrounded by horror and tragedy, but little did they know, they were about to get the shock of their life.

Losing Everything

Losing Everything

The town of Paradise was a shell of its former beautiful self. If you'd ever visited Paradise, you probably would have a hard time recognizing it. "Camp Fire" had extinguished everything on its path, and that included about 90% of their buildings. Firefighters were simply too tired to keep up the fight. They needed someone to step in, as they had underestimated the amount of back-up they'd need.

Exhausted Crew

Exhausted Crew

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Many crew members had put their lives at risk to control the deadly wildfires, and sadly, this had taken a toll on them. Some of them were injured, while others were left completely exhausted. The team was making their way to a resting place when suddenly, they spotted Guy Fieri who was setting up his own tent. Why would a celebrity chef be setting up camp there?

Calling

Calling

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The unsuspecting celebrity chef had been so touched by learning these heroes were fighting the wildfires all on their own, that he felt compelled to help. He knew he wasn't properly trained, and he didn't possess the necessary skills to deal with a situation of that magnitude. But he did have something to offer, and he wanted to share it with the hardworking officials who gave their entire lives to help others. That's why he decided to serve them some delicious hot meals they so desperately needed.

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