The University of Wyoming Dining Services is jumping in on the Badger Creek Fire effort by delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to the team of 130 firefighters in the Fox Park area of the Snowy Range, according to a UW Residence Life and Dining press release.

Rocky Mountain Team Black transferred the firefighting reins to a Type III command team. The Badger Creek Fire is currently 20,357 acres and at 94 percent containment, but considerable crew is still needed to remain on site until any safety concerns have passed.

UW Dining Services began taking daily meals to the firefighters at Fox Park on Thursday and will continue until the middle of this week, about seven days.

“Earlier this week, the firefighting crew contacted UW Dining Services inquiring if we were capable of providing three meals per day for 130 people in Fox Park,” says Eric Webb, UW Residence Life and Dining Services executive director, in a statement.

Webb says Dining Services worked on the logistics of providing a 4,000-calorie-per-day diet in a remote location.

“We are excited to offer our support in feeding those who are working hard to protect our forests,” Webb says in the statement.


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