Wildfires continue to cause devastation to Southern California. Nearly 100,000 acres of land have been scorched and thousands of residents have been left homeless.
Don and Julie Myers were among the many Southern Californians who lost their home in the raging fires, which have been exacerbated by the strong Santa Ana winds. In the midst of this devastation, however, the Myers found a glimmer of hope.
Upon returning to their destroyed home on Wednesday, the Myers found Julie’s wedding ring among the rubble and ashes.
Don got down on one knee right there and proposed again to Julie, who of course said yes. The couple is reportedly in good spirits, despite the losses they have suffered.
Firefighters are working tirelessly to contain four different wildfires in the region. According to The Washington Post, major highways have been shut down and more evacuation warnings have been issued.
The Thomas Fire, which was responsible for burning down the Myers’ home, is the biggest of the four blazes and currently is burning about 150 square miles in Ventura County.
More evacuations are continuing today as the fires continue to spread. “I saw the little mountain on fire and that was it,” said Montevis Price, who was visiting Los Angeles from Miami and had to evacuate. “You can prepare for a hurricane, but you can’t prepare for something that happens all of a sudden.”
Photo: Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway on December 7, 2017 north of Ventura, California. The firefighters occasionally used a flare device to burn-off brush close to the roadside. Strong Santa Ana winds are rapidly pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.
Photo courtesy: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Publication date: December 7, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.