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.
Destructive wildfires continue to burn in northern California, with the death toll now reaching 40 people. Thousands of homes have also been damaged or destroyed, including the home of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.
Charles and Sara Rippey met in grade school in Wisconsin and were together ever since. They attended the University of Wisconsin and married in 1942 before Charles served in the US Army during World War II.