REDDING (CBS13) – The Carr Fire is now 44,450 acres and only 3 percent contained as of 9:17 a.m. Friday.

The flames have destroyed at least 65 structures, including the home of one of Photojournalist Dave Grashoff’s childhood friends.

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That friend texted Dave this morning during Dave’s live coverage on Good Day Sacramento and CBS13 and asked Dave to check on his home. Unfortunately, that home had burned to the ground.

Firefighters on scene flagged Dave down and asked him if he had a connection to the home. Dave told them his friend lived there.

Firefighters then handed Dave an American flag they found in the rubble. The flag is intact. They folded it and asked Dave to get it back to his friend who had proudly served in the Marines.

Comments (4)
  1. adozengifts says:

    Liberals would have thrown it in the fire

    1. Are you sure this act of patriotism (loveofcountry) actually occurred in California?

  2. Saw this on Drudge. Went to for more real California news.

  3. lollabells says:

    My heart goes out to this veteran, I watched last night as this fire tore through parts of the city. I am in WA state & went through this last year, although I have never seen a fire like this. I grew up in Colorado too, I have seen many wildfires throughout my life, but nothing like the ones that have ravaged California the last year, and nothing like the Carr Fire. My prayers are with everyone out there. Please stay safe & do not hesitate to evacuate.

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