Engagement ring survives California wildfire

Posted at 5:11 PM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 18:11:41-05

(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.