Wedding ring survives California wildfire, prompts proposal

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 20:10:11-04

GOLETA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A wedding ring that survived a Southern California fire after a family lost their home prompted a new proposal.

Ishu and Laura Rao returned to their home in Goleta, California to find the house they’d been living in for three years destroyed in the Holiday Fire.

According to a tweet, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department let the couple return to their home to search for Laura’s wedding ring.

After the couple was able to locate the Tiffany ring, Ishu dropped to a knee and asked her to marry him again.

According to USA Today, Laura took the rings off as she got ready for bed Friday night. Moments later, the couple smelled smoke and was able to escape the fire with their two daughters, three dogs and a cat.

In total, the Holiday Fire burned 100 acres and was 90 percent contained as of Monday morning.