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American Flag Survives California Wildfire

The 2018 California wildfire season has been one of the most destructive on record. As strong Santa Ana winds howl through the state, rapidly advancing wildfires have destroyed forests, homes, and property, leaving toxic ash and destruction in their wake.

In Butte County, a deadly blaze dubbed the ‘Camp Fire’ had destroyed much of the Northern California neighborhood. However, there was one thing the fire couldn’t destroy.

Photos shared on the Elk Grove Police Department’s Facebook page show an American flag still standing amid the remains of one street in Paradise, California.

Many have called it a miracle and say it represents the strength of our country in the face of crisis and disaster.

“Our officers were driving down one street where every house had been leveled, nothing left, except a flag pole that was standing with flag in almost perfect condition,” the police department tweeted. Action News Now anchor Spencer Joseph also shared an image of the surviving flag on his Facebook page, calling it “One of the most stunning images I’ve ever taken.”

One of the most stunning images I’ve ever taken. This is in the town of Paradise after the #CampFire swept through. All that is left of this street of homes is this American flag, still waving, still unburned.

Posted by Spencer Joseph on Saturday, November 10, 2018

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There will be many theories about this remarkable event. I have no religions affiliations, but, if there is a God, do you think we are being told America will stand regardless of all the attacks both from without and within. As a Nationalist I take great pride in my country. I urge all American Nationalist, brown, black or white to stand by our country in this time of turmoil.


One nation, under God…

Ann Bruchmann

So inspiring! God is in Control and He gives us a rainbow to encourage and apparently saved our flag for the same reason! My heart is bursting with His goodness.


That is the one glimmer of hope in this truly tragic story. My heart goes out to all those who lost homes and loved ones.

Phyllis A.

It’s as if God is saying, keep the faith, America will soon be great again!

Richard M. Camp

Do the liberals get the message? Doubt it.


I just got the chills and teared up.


That is a sign to California to get back to the basic policies of the United States , the rulings of Brown and socialistic policies will be destroyed but America’s values and policies will stand strong .


One picture is worth a thousand words. Awesome.


Even in judgment, there is hope.


It was God at work.

Harry ward

Who knows somethings defy explanation



Henry Robinson

If AMAC offered prints of this ‘miracle’ flag, I would buy one ..

Chris H. Call

God works in mysterious ways.

Doug Marrs

Long may SHE wave.

Peggy Pittman

God hasn’t given up on America, we shouldn’t either!!!

Cristine Meixner

I pray this is a sign God has not yet abandoned this country.

Rick B.

I know this will go against the grain here, but might there be a simpler explanation than divine intervention based on the principle of Occam’s razor? If the heat and smoke had diminished enough for a police cruiser to drive through the area in question, might they have been preceded by a former resident or someone else passing through, who saw an empty flag pole and decided to hoist Old Glory as a symbol of the indomitable American spirit? Thinking of those firemen at ground zero on 911. Less stranger things have happened. I do believe that miracles have happened and will happen, but I am reluctant to explain every unknown event as the result of one. I do agree with Trump. Regular controlled burns of areas prone to forest fires would help tremendously. Instead of one huge firestorm roaring and sucking up every bit of oxygen and dry fuel,… Read more »


Anyone want to discuss the use of a DEW (directed energy weapon) that started these California fires? Metal will burn and melt, but trees are spared and thus the flag remained untouched too because of its molecular structure. So many photos of destroyed homes but yet the vegetation remains?