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Bride finds ring in rubble of Cordelia fire

A bride found her engagement ring in the rubble of a fire in Solano County.
Firefighters in Solano County remain on high alert tonight following a fast-moving fire which destroyed a house and several other buildings in Cordelia yesterday.

After a long search, there is nothing left of the house Heather and Evan Thornton were about to start their new life in, but suddenly, a miraculous find. Heather's engagement ring discovered in the rubble.

"It was like 'ohh my gosh,' because I saved my wedding dress already and then having this. It felt like a sign that everything is going to be alright," said Heather.



Heather also rescued her wedding dress moments before the fast-moving fire destroyed their home.

SKY7 HD was overhead Friday when embers from a grass fire off I-680 blew into this Old Town neighborhood quickly igniting one house and four outbuildings. There were 175 firefighters who were called in to help, but the young couple's home could not be saved.

Heather's cousin Leahanne Greenwood has started raising money for the couple on gofundme, so far she's raised more than $600 and even has an offer for a wedding venue.

"I know we have a church in town that's open to doing the reception, because it was going to be at their house. Other than that, everything else is gone," said Greenwood.

Heather is very grateful for the outpouring of love and support.

"It hasn't been 24 hours yet and everyone is just helpful and supportive, it's really humbling," said Heather.

She's also got that ring, now a lucky charm for the future
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