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Firefighters battling the Creek fire get their fill at mobile kitchen at Hansen Dam Park Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Firefighters battling the Creek fire get their fill at mobile kitchen at Hansen Dam Park Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

As firefighters continue to battle the Creek fire Thursday, hundreds of workers are holding down the fort — and fork — at base camp.

On the third day of the fire, firefighters, inmates and support personnel lined up at Hansen Dam Recreation Center at 5 a.m. to grab breakfast.

Inmate crews had helped to prepare and serve nearly 2,000 meals, with prep beginning at midnight.

“The chow for this morning is going to be eggs and those eggs aren’t going to be just your one or two your normally have at home,” said Capt. Chris Reade of L.A. County Fire Department.

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