FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WSMV) – A young man is breathing a little easier after nearly losing an engagement ring on Monday due to a car fire.
According to Williamson County Fire RescueFirefighters were dispatched to a car fire off I-840 on Monday afternoon. The fire brigade teams arrived to find the vehicle fully involved and moved quickly to stop the flames.
On Monday afternoon, Brooklynn Stevens and his high school girlfriend, Myers Hart, were driving a rental car when they heard a loud bang. Myers stopped on the side of the road to check the car. She knew the car was on fire.
“There was a loud bang. I think the coolant reservoir blew up and shot the hood and spewed fluid all over and then went up in flames, ”Myers said.
The couple, and best friend from Brooklyn, got out of the car safely. Then Myers realized she was hiding the engagement ring in the car
“Her friend knew this and we looked at each other and said, ‘the ring is there and we couldn’t get it out,” Myers said at that point all they could do was pray that the ring would get through. fire .
“After our car burned down, a butterfly landed on our car and my best friend said, ‘oh, that means good luck.’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, we’re such luck. The car caught fire. Incredible luck,’ “Brooklyn said sarcastically.
Turns out Brooklyn’s best friend was right. After Williamson’s firefighters put out the flames, he quietly asked them to look for the ring.
“And we started sifting through all the ash and everything and it was melted against the seat and it was actually perfectly encased in the ring box, and I opened it and it looked brand new, so it really was a miracle.” said Steve Hopkins, fire engineer.
“We were talking about it and they were saying it was a really good time to do it. As if this is a sign that I have to do it now. And I spun one of them and we went up there, ”Myers said.
“And he gets down on his knees and I say, ‘Here?’ and I started to cry. I said, ‘Here? Right now? Like the car just caught fire, are you serious? I mean yes! Yes of course I do. But like the car. And he was like. I know, ”Brooklynn said.
Brooklynn said the ring was still hot from the fire when Myers slipped it onto her finger.
Williamson Fire-Rescue is hiring more volunteer firefighters. If you wish to apply, write “WCFIRE” to 888-777.
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