Former State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes A Surprise Visit To Camp Fire Shelter In A Show Of Solidarity To The Rescuers
November 26, 2018 18:06 By Mambee
Over the past few weeks, California has witnessed one of its deadliest tragedies. A fierce wildfire has ravaged through several parts of the state, destroying thousands of properties and the current death toll is 83 people. Also, about 570 individuals are still missing.
In preparation for the incoming rain, crews have been conducting fire suppression repair, such as erosion control measures, and removing unneeded hose and equipment that was used during firefighting efforts.#CampFire #ButteCounty @CAConservCorps pic.twitter.com/91eKGqs0x4— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) November 21, 2018
Although there have been various efforts and support from rescuers, celebrities and fellow citizens, it has been a tough period. The fire is 85% contained, but other factors, such as rain, could make rescue efforts harder.
So, when two time California Governor and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to pay a visit to the brave firefighters and rescuers, it was a wonderful reprieve!
The surprise visit
Arnold arrived at the firefighters camp unannounced, and they were thrilled to see him. He went ahead to praise their efforts and working day and night to curb the fire and save lives.
The former governor claimed he was in Hungary when he heard the wildfire had gotten worse and had taken out Paradise Town completely. He wanted to show his gratitude to the selfless firefighters and he wanted to do it in person.
Arnold arrived with breakfast and words of motivation, which the rescuers seemed to have appreciated. One of the rescue teams took to their Twitter page to show their appreciation back. They posted photos featuring him and thanked him for stopping by.
Arnold went on to visit the camp kitchen, where he met Chef Jose Andreas, one of the volunteers who are helping the victims and firefighters.
Lots of fans were impressed by his efforts in supporting the rescuers and victims, and they took to social media to praise him.
That’s what a real leader does...— GPenna (@penna_g) November 22, 2018
❤The hero will always love you.— 恶魔人为所生v5 (@emorwis) November 22, 2018
God Bless you Arnold and most of all the firefighters !— Bobby McGill (@Bobbyxcelticw) November 22, 2018
Arnold sure performed a lovely gesture with his visit and is an example to be followed during this trying time.
We wish all the best and many blessing to all the victims and the volunteers!