Engagement ring survives California wildfire

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(KCRA) A Paradise, California man has found a glimmer of hope among the ashes of his parents’ home that was recently destroyed in the Camp Fire. 

On Wednesday, Nick Maes combed through the burnt rubble searching for a safe. Inside: an engagement ring he planned to give to his girlfriend of two years.

Much to his surprise, Maes found the safe, and quickly used a crowbar to get it open. 

The heat of the fire melted the ring, but left the diamonds intact. Maes says he plans to take the ring to a jeweler to see if they can be removed and reset into a new ring. 

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