Solano County

Solano County sends more firefighters, disaster canteen to Napa wildfire

By From page A1 | July 03, 2014

FAIRFIELD — More local firefighters and the Salvation Army’s disaster canteen joined the joined the legion of fire crews who spent Wednesday throwing containment lines around the wildfire in northeast Napa County.

The Salvation Army of Solano County mobilized the canteen van it acquired last year and sent to the evacuation center at Middleton High School in Middleton to feed the breakfast and later dinner to the families and firefighters there.

“Evacuees anxiously await information about their homes and that’s where The Salvation Army comes in to give them relief with water, food and a place to rest,” said Capt. Jonathan Harvey of The Salvation Army of Solano County.

The two senior firefighters were sent Wednesday morning to manage operations for more than 1,000 other firefighters. That force included three dozen Solano County firefighters and 10 engines drawn from departments and fire protection districts from Vallejo to Dixon, which were sent to Napa County on Tuesday.

The Salvation Army is also looking for financial support to keep the disaster canteen running. Donations can be made by sending checks to The Salvation Army, 586 East Wigeon Way, Suisun City, CA 94585, calling 439-7880 or going online to www.SolanoArmyOfHope.org.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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