>> Hundreds of volunteers are spending Thanksgiving combing through the ashes in Paradise to find the remains of victims of California's deadliest wildfire in history. And they're still grappling with the risk of mudslides that could come with the rain. The National Weather Service in Sacramento was forecasting another round of rain and snow on Thursday and Friday.
So far, there are no reports of mudslides from Wednesday's rain which helped douse most of the fire but made life difficult for evacuees camping outdoors. The blaze killed 83 people with over 500 still unaccounted for. To relieve some of the misery, chefs from all over the country have come together to serve Thanksgiving dinner.
Reuters photographer, Elijah Nouvelage was there.>> I'm here at Chico State University, one of several locations serving Thanksgiving meals to campfire evacuees. Here, the turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and cranberry sauce are prepared by celebrity chef, Jose Andres. And distributed by his charitable organization, World Central Kitchen.
Thousands of evacuees over four courses will be served meals by CalFire firemen who are taking a break from fighting the fires to be here serving these dinners to evacuees.>> Celebrity Chef, Guy Fieri, was also out cooking all day.>> This is one of the most important holidays of the year, there's so many people without homes that are staying in shelters, so we're putting on a Thanksgiving dinner for everybody.
>> That's 7,000 pounds of turkey on six smokers to bring Thanksgiving to Paradise and beyond.