West Wing star Rob Lowe though up a brilliant way to show his appreciation to the firefighters who are still tackling the wildfire blaze in his native state of California: by making them dinner.
On Sunday, the Parks and Recreation actor took to social media to express his gratitude to all the firefighters currently battling the inferno, which has become the third-largest wildfire in the history of California.
“Thank you to all the crews from all over the country who stood tall and saved my town #respect#gratitude,” the 53-year-old wrote alongside a picture of him and a group of firefighters standing in front of a fire truck.
But Lowe didn’t stop with a shoutout. To show his appreciation, he cooked the whole group a meal! “Dinner for new friends at our house,” Lowe captioned a photo of the firefighters clutching plates full of food.
Lowe even shared a photo of himself doing a bit of firefighting in the local area. Clad in full protective gear and with a hose at the ready, he wrote: “Helping earlier today. You do what you can, but when it’s time… you GO.”
Experts believe that the raging inferno could become the biggest fire in the history of California. The largest, the 2003 Cedar Fire near San Diego, destroyed 273,246 acres. Currently, estimates for the extent of damage inflicted by the flames sit at around 270,000 acres.
Around $110 million has been spent fighting this one blaze, fire officials said. This year has been the costliest for wildfires in US history, according to The United States Department of Agriculture. Damages have exceeded $10 billion, and that was prior to the current fires erupting in Southern California.
Cal Fire gave an update on Twitter earlier today that read: “North of Santa Paula (Ventura and Santa Barbara County) is now 271,500 acres & 50% contained.”
Pray for them as they continue to battle against this vast force of nature.
— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) December 18, 2017