Despite regulations, locals find ways to give back to firefighters
Java Hut owner Danielle Clarkson, second from left, and her staff, Jennifer Campbell, Strand Hill and Kyle Clausen, deliver Red Bull to Gasquet Market on Friday for the firefighters stationed at the airport nearby. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Smoke hung in thick curtains Friday as Danielle Clarkson, Kyle Clausen, Strand Hill and Jennifer Campbell made their way to Gasquet.
Clarkson, who owns Java Hut, had 17 cases of Red Bull in her truck and was hoping to give them to the firefighters battling the four wildfires in Del Norte County’s back country.
“It was the idea of one of our customers who comes through all the time,” she said. “He wanted to know if he could open up a tab. He gave $25 and I said I’ll match that.”