Seems there was a reason the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department responded en masse to the area around 3rd and Locust Friday morning (bottom photo from Friday here). Seems the firefighters were loading up food and supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims. Explains Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel: "They were working with a local Title Company loading trucks full of supplies for the area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. They were also working with both Kootenai and Northern Lakes Fire Districts in this venture." Oops.
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