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California family thanks firefighters who saved American flag from home before it was destroyed

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.

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. 

Strohman said that the patriotic items saved from the fire are a “sign.”

She said that the family will rebuild their home someday.

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.

Terri Strohman
Terri Strohman was glad to see Firefighters had managed to save her family’s American flag from their house that burned down in the Coastal Fire.
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9/11 mug
Firefighters also managed to save the family’s 9/11 mug.
Fox 11
Coastal fire
The Orange County Fire Authority says the Coastal Fire has destroyed at least 20 homes.
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