Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has joined the relief effort on the ground near the devastated Carr Fire impact zone.
After driving several hours with his son and several others, he said he has been “working arm in arm with the Salvation Army and local chefs and residents and everybody helping out all the evacuees.”
With tens of thousands displaced, Fieri said he was available to do what he could to help feed them and the crews attempting to contain the massive blaze.
“It’s not the simplest thing,” he said of establishing a base from which to serve food.
About 20 volunteers were helping him, he told CNN, and they were working from a “makeshift kitchen” in a local college parking lot.
The “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” host and his family were evacuated from their own home during last year’s California wildfires. During that time, he also volunteered along with other chefs and organizations to feed thousands in the area.