Actor Rob Lowe Treats Firefighters to Home-Cooked Meal as a Thank You for Saving His House
Actor Rob Lowe treated a team of firefighters to a dinner at his home as a thank you for saving his home and other houses in the neighborhood from the wildfires.
The Code Black star posted images to Instagram Sunday of firefighters gathered around his kitchen table, helping themselves to a warm meal of cheeseburgers and spaghetti.
“Dinner with our new friends at our house,” Lowe wrote.
Another photo caption read: “Thank you to all the crews from all over the country who stood tall and saved my town.”
Lowe’s home in Montecito was most recently threatened by the Thomas Fire, which has been burning since Dec. 4. Officials say it is only 50 percent contained.
The 270,000-acre wildfire has already destroyed several homes in Montecito and is estimated to have destroyed 1,000 homes in Ventura and Santa Barbara.
Lowe has been posting on Instagram about the wildfires since they began earlier this month, and even uploaded a picture of himself in full fire gear and a garden hose as he attempted to protect his own house.
Celebrity Chef Jose Andres is also offering his culinary skills and generosity by bringing together local chefs to put together meals for those fighting the fires.
“It’s very simple,” Andres said. “We are chefs and we know one thing, which is to feed people.”
They’ve gathered in a local mission and are putting together dishes like savory bread pudding using donated ingredients.
“Emergency requires that we don’t plan, we don’t meet — we go, we find a kitchen, we get food and we begin cooking and feeding anybody in need," said Andres, who also volunteered his time and skills in Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricanes.