Published: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 5:50 PM
By: Nicole Moschella, Rare.us
MONTECITO, Calif. — Rob Lowe wasted no time jumping into the action and fighting one of the wildfires raging through California.
The actor gave his local firefighters a hand against the blaze and later made sure they all had a warm meal to eat. Lowe shared the moments with fans on Instagram over the weekend.
“Helping earlier today. You do what you can, but when it’s time.. you GO,” he wrote alongside a photo of himself lending a helping hand, using what looks to be a regular garden hose with another firefighter standing nearby.
After fighting the blaze, Lowe invited many of the firefighters into his Montecito, California, home for a hearty meal made of burgers, biscuits and spaghetti.
“Dinner for new friends at our house,” he wrote alongside the group photo.
Lowe also shared his gratitude for the men and women who are out risking their lives to save California from the fires.
Before doing his part and giving back, the actor shared a glimpse of some of the flames outside of his California home.
“Our house approx 7:30 am today. Pray for Santa Barbara,” he wrote in a caption for images of the blaze.
It doesn’t look like Lowe has plans to evacuate his home anytime soon, but Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi were forced to gather their pets and leave their California home last week.
After evacuating, DeGeneres shared an update on their home and also her gratitude for the firefighters trying to save it.
“Portia and I are watching KEYT.com and seeing all the devastation from the #ThomasFire. Our home is still standing, but so many homes have been lost. Firefighters continue to be my heroes,” she wrote on Dec. 17.
Santa Barbara County’s official Twitter responded to DeGeneres’s tweet with an update on the damage writing, “#Thomasfire in #santabarbaracounty, we’re feeling good that only 14 residences damaged or destroyed considering Saturday’s 65 mph winds whipped up the fire burning 19,000 acres in 1 day. Last year’s #SherpaFire burned less than 12,000 acres total over 2 weeks. #805strong.”
Cal Fire told The Associated Press that firefighting costs so far are about $74 million.