Firefighters battling Creek Fire surprised by Oakhurst hotel staff

  • Source: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
  • Published: 09/14/2020 02:12 PM

As hundreds of firefighters from California, and now Texas, battle the Creek Fire, a show of thanks can be seen heading to the fire lines. CAL FIRE Capt. Ross Marks said the show of support is unparalleled, "We are very humbled by the outreach of the community." Marks recently arrived at his temporary housing at the Oakhurst Holiday Inn Express to find a lobby filled with snacks, waters, wipes, and sandwiches that had a personal touch. But it was a random act of kindness that stunned crews that spent the week face-to-face with flames. "We had guys that did five days on the line and got five hours of sleep, so when you're wearing all of your clothes, and you need to do laundry on your day off, it's the last thing that you want to do," Marks said. When they returned, the hotel staff, many of whom are evacuees, reached out and volunteered overtime to do their laundry.


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