The Thomas fire has burned 90,000 acres and at least 150 structures in Ventura County, but a husband and wife who lost their home to the fast-moving flames found a glimmer of hope among the ashes.
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Don and Julie Myers returned to a pile of rubble where their home once stood to pick up what little remaining possessions were left on Wednesday, according to local ABC affiliate KEYT.
As they sifted through the ashes, Don Myers found his wife's original wedding ring, got down on one knee and proposed all over again.
Not all was lost after all, and the two are in good spirits, KEYT reported.
Southern California authorities are dealing with four major fires, and the Santa Ana winds are expected to continue fanning the flames, making them difficult for firefighters to contain.
Red flag warnings have been extended across much of Southern California through Saturday and high winds warnings are in effect for mountains and valleys in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The Thomas fire in Ventura County is the largest of the wildfires and was just 5 percent contained as of late Wednesday.