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After the evacuation order was lifted, the Strohman family found that several of their valuable belongings were saved while their home was destroyed in the fire, according to FOX 11.
“We are very patriotic,” Terri Strohman said while holding the flag.
An Orange County mother clutches the U.S. flag that firefighters were able to salvage during the Coastal Fire. (Fox 11)
Strohman said that the patriotic items saved from the fire are a “sign.”
She said that the family will rebuild their home someday.
A California family is thanking firefighters who saved their U.S. flag and 9/11 mug cup from their home that was destroyed by the Coastal Fire. (Fox 11)
According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the Coastal Fire has destroyed at least 20 homes and damaged at least 11 others.
The fire took place in the community of Laguna Niguel and spread to over 200 acres at one point.
The fire’s cause is under investigation, and Southern California Edison said that unspecified electrical “circuit activity” happened around the same timeframe when the fire broke out.