“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.
“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.”