Diamond Ring Miraculously Survives Not 1, But 2 Major Fires

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A family's heirloom wedding ring proves to be a symbol of resiliency - surviving not one, but two fires in Southern California.

While putting out hot spots on a street in Brentwood during the recent Getty Fire, firefighters found a water-logged yet beautiful antique jewelry box. Inside was an incredible diamond ring.

“When they opened it and saw the beautiful ring inside, they just knew this would be very important to the homeowner,” LAFD wrote in the post.

The house where the ring was found was one of the 484 destroyed after the 1961 Bel Air Fire. The resident of that house handed the ring down to her daughter, who rebuilt the home in the exact spot where her mother's burned down. 

Both women were forced to evacuate last month during the Getty Fire, which decimated 10 houses, damaged 15, and burned 745 acres before it was put out. 

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You really need to read this story. #unbelievable + In 1961, 484 homes were destroyed by the Bel Air Fire. This past week, some of those same (rebuilt) homes were again destroyed in the #gettyfire. + On October 30th, Engine 89 was working at the fire and found a small ring box out in front of the only home destroyed in that section of the street. Sitting there all by itself. When they opened it and saw the beautiful ring inside, they just knew this would be very important to the homeowner. They delivered it to the Command Post. + A few days later, once residents were safely able to return to their homes, a couple LAFD officers set off on their mission to find the ring’s owner. + They found her. That ring belonged to her mother...who lived in the home when it was destroyed in 1961 and this ring - it was the only thing that survived. Her mother was with her in the home when they had to evacuate last week. And now, the ring is again the survivor...finding it’s way to a spot where firefighters ‘rescued’ it. #wow + The resident was speechless and beyond happy to have the ring back. + Among the stories of heartbreak and devastation, these moments lighten our hearts. + We hope this beloved family heirloom continues to bring joy and smiles to its family. . . Image: A ring box being held open and reveals an antique looking wedding ring . #thelittleringwhocould #familyheirloom #crazystories #lifeisamazing #lafd #brushfire #losangeles

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