Firefighters Save Home and American Flag from Blaze
Occurred on October 8, 2017 / Durham, California, USA
Info from Licensor:"At 10:30 last night, with the family safely evacuated, I realized my horses weren't safe from the fast-moving fire that was devouring our ranch. I got back up to my house as a second Cal-Fire engine arrived in my yard, and my 15' Old Glory was snapping in the wind, blowing 40 gusting to 60+. I wanted to pull it down, sure it would burn up, or be torn to shreds in the wind, but there wasn't time. The fire line was moving fast, and I whistled the horses through a gate and got them onto safer ground. The rest of the night and morning was a blur, but when I got into my still-standing house at around 3:30 am, I was blown away to see my flag, folded respectfully and placed safely on my couch by the firemen. It's was a little frayed and sooty, but the gesture meant so much I just stood and looked at it with tears of gratitude in my eyes. Not only did they save a man's home and family, but then they did that."