Donations for fire victims collected by Atwater high School on their way to Northern California

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Staff and students at Atwater High School are pitching in to help wildfire victims in Northern California. (KFSN)

Staff and students at Atwater High School are pitching in to help wildfire victims in Northern California.

Three trucks and trailers full of donations hit this road early Tuesday morning. The call went out for help locally after teachers at Atwater High checked in on a former student teacher Victor Evans, now teaching in Santa Rosa.

While Evans' school and home escaped the flames he said their campus had become a refuge for evacuees and the need was great for food, clothing, and animal supplies.

"They opened up the school farms, if they didn't open up the school farms, they went down to the local fairs, the local shelters, and just started opening up and helping and feeding those animals and give them someplace safe to go."

The supplies were gathered by Atwater High and other local schools. Donations also came in from FFA students that had supplies left over from the Big Fresno Fair.

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