Updated Jun 2, 2014 - 11:03 am
Firefighters donate leftover supplies to Phoenix food bank
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Firefighters who have been fighting a wildfire burning in northern Arizona for nearly two weeks are giving unused supplies of food and water to the surrounding communities.
A local TV station reported that first responders as well as local and federal agencies donated two pickup trucks full of provisions Friday to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Food bank officials said the donations included 1,000 pounds of apples, beef jerky, oatmeal and fruit juice boxes.
Authorities said the food was leftover from various camps firefighters set up while battling the human-caused Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon.
The food bank planned to distribute the goods across northern Arizona.
The 33.1-square-mile fire began May 20 and is 90 percent contained.
Approximately 200 firefighters and other personnel remain at the site.