As the largest wildfire in Sonoma County history forced nearly 200,000 people from their home, a patriotic act of kindness by firefighters touched the hearts of evacuees. It happened in Windsor, a town of around 26,000 residents — all of whom were evacuated the weekend of Oct. 26-27 as the Kincade Fire raged out of control.
Evacuee Jason Frazee was keeping tabs on his neighborhood by remotely viewing footage from his home surveillance system, Ring, when he noticed a fire engine stop in front of his home. He watched as two firefighters got out of the rig and picked something up off the sidewalk.
Upon viewing the footage again, Frazee realized the firefighters had rehung an American flag that, amid historically strong winds, must've fallen from the home of his neighbor, Miguel Vazquez, a deputy for the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.