Firefighters, High School Students Cook Thanksgiving Meal For CA Fire Victims
Los Angeles, CA (AHN) - Victims of the recent California wildfires will still enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner even if their properties have razed to ground. Several groups have organized turkey meals for them including firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Station and students from the John H. Francis Polytechnic High School.
Sixty of them will break bread and turkey with firefighters from the LA Fire Station, while 250 will be fed by cooking club members of the John H. Francis Polytechnic High School.
Ironically, Thanksgiving was declared a "no-burn" day in Sacramento County by authorities. As a Stage 2 no-burn day, residents of the area could not burn wood, fake logs or pellets. The no-burn days are usually declared from November to February on days when weather conditions will make chimney smoke a public health problem. First time violators will be fined $50.
Jamie Arno, spokeswoman of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, told the Sacramento Bee, "We understand that some people are unhappy and want to us their fireplace during the holiday... However, the weather conditions will result in unhealthy air settling into neighborhoods. And the mission of the air district is to protect public health."