As the wildfires in California continue to wreak havoc on their communities, one person found an ingenious way to preserve their valuables before evacuating from their home.
Reddittor u/grap112ler shared a photo Friday of their family’s pool full of five separate sets of fine China.
They explained that their mother put her prized collections of dishes into the pool to keep them safe from the wildfires prior to fleeing the area.
According to a comment left by grap112ler, the fire “came within a few hundred yards” of the house but didn’t interfere with it, leaving both their parent’s home and dishes intact.
“This is a post about the humorous and seemingly impractical priorities we all have,” they wrote.
This method doesn’t only work for valuables â it has also saved lives. Last year, a family survived the Sonoma fires by seeking refuge in their pool for six hours.