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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl serves BBQ to wildfire firefighters

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM
The camp fire burns along a ridge top near Big Bend in California.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs.

CALABASAS, California (AP):

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry.

Grohl served his backbeat barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas on Monday night. Firefighters, who have been battling the Woolsey fire, thanked Grohl on Instagram. His publicist did not have any details.

Grohl posted an image on Instagram telling firefighters to "Dig in!"

Firefighters have been struggling to corral the wind-fueled southern California wildfire, which stretches from north of Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean.

The more than 5,000 firefighters battling the blaze made gains on Tuesday, slowing the flames' advance towards Oroville, a town of about 19,000 people. The fire, which has charred 195 square miles (505 square kilometres) and destroyed more than 6,400 homes since it started Thursday, was reportedly 30 per cent contained.

At the other end of the state, in southern California, firefighters continued making progress against a blaze that killed two people in star-studded Malibu and destroyed more than 400 structures.

The 42 dead so far has surpassed the deadliest single fire on record - a 1933 blaze in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. A series of wildfires in Northern California's wine country last fall killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes.