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Family returns to home destroyed by wildfire, gets amazing surprise

Family Returns to Home Destroyed by Wildfire, Gets Incredible Surprise

CARLSBAD, Calif. – A family returned to their Carlsbad home to find it completely destroyed by a wildfire Wednesday, but all they were doing was smiling, Fox5 San Diego reports.

Anya Bannash's family was evacuated from their Carlsbad home on the 5900 block of Black Rail Road Wednesday morning after a wildfire tore through the canyons.

Fox 5's cameras were rolling as the fire torched the two-story home.

When Bannash's family was allowed to return to the neighborhood in the afternoon and they stood watching the remaining structure smoldering. T o their surprise, their dog "Rocky" came running out from bushes and into their arms.

"[Our house is full of] materials we can eventually get again, but as far as our family and pets –- you can't just come up with another Rocky or family," Rocky's owner told Fox5.

Rocky suffered burns to his backside.

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