While wildfires raged through California, Michael Ludwig’s parents fled their home to stay at his house in Long Beach.
Luckily, they escaped their home before the wildfire reached them — but that didn’t mean they would escape the terror involved.
A security camera placed just outside the door of their home suddenly sent an alert to their cell phones.
Michael’s dad checked the alert and discovered that someone was breaking into their house.
They pulled up the live video feed of the camera and discovered why they had been alerted to the break-in.
A group of heroic firefighters had arrived to their house in order to fight the blaze before it did too much damage.
Michael and his parents could only watch in despair as the firefighters broke in and worked to save the home.
Michael’s dad decided to turn on the intercom.
“How’s my house?” he said.
“My dad wants to know, ‘How’s my house?'” Michael repeated.
“Your house is still standing,” one of the firefighters responded. “Your neighbor’s house didn’t make it.”
Indeed, while Michael’s parents’ house was saved from the fire before any real damage was done, the same could not be said for his neighbor’s home and the homes of many people suffering under wildfires.
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NOTE: If you’d like to help with wildfire relief, please visit the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund here.
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