Heartwarming footage shows adorable two-year-old girl handing firefighters battling wildfires burritos
The Carr Fire in Northern California has caused a massive amount of destruction since it started last week. As one of the top 10 most destructive wildfires in the state's history, it has burned over 100,000 acres of land, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
So far, authorities have received 48 missing person reports, 29 of which have since been resolved, according to Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko.
"We are seeing more destructive, larger fires burning at rates that we have historically never seen," said Jonathan Cox, Cal Fire regional battalion chief.
The fire has claimed six lives so far, including those of a fire inspector and bulldozer operator working to extinguish the flames, according to CNN.
More than 3,300 personnel are believed to be currently battling the flames, with more than 330 fire engines and 17 helicopters at their disposal. Those working to contain the wildfire are working long shifts, and are in dire need of support.
Chelsey Lutz decided to prepare food for the emergency service crew in order to show support for her brother Kody, who is a member of the team.
Ms Lutz’s two brothers, Colton and Kody, and her father, Jerry, have been working the Carr Fire. When Kody expressed his desire for a breakfast burrito following an especially gruelling shift, his sister decided to oblige - along with the help of her two-year-old daughter, Gracie.
In the footage, you can see Gracie handing out burritos to the firefighters as they finish their shift for the day, exhausted.
"We're just there to help," the mother told CBS News, explaining that she and Gracie will be back the following night serve up some spaghetti.
While there are plenty of difficult times ahead for those fighting the California wildfire, little things like this can go a long way to keep them going, both physically and mentally.