FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Firefighters who have been fighting a wildfire burning
in northern Arizona for nearly two weeks are giving unused supplies of food and
water to the surrounding communities.
A local TV station reported that first responders as well as local
and federal agencies donated two pickup trucks full of provisions Friday to
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Food bank officials said the donations included 1,000 pounds of apples, beef
jerky, oatmeal and fruit juice boxes.
Authorities said the food was leftover from various camps firefighters set up
while battling the human-caused Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon.
The food bank planned to distribute the goods across northern Arizona.
The 33.1-square-mile fire began May 20 and is 90 percent contained.
Approximately 200 firefighters and other personnel remain at the site.