SAN DIEGO — Coronado Fire Department discovered a sandcastle that someone built on the beach Monday morning expressing appreciation to the local firefighters that recently returned from an assignment at the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.

The firefighters say they took a moment to pose with the sandcastle so they could share it and express their thanks to the community for all the support they've been shown throughout the year. 

This sand castle was on the beach this morning expressing appreciati... on to local firefighters that recently returned from an assignment at the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. We took a moment to pose with the sand castle so we could share it and express our thanks to the community for all the support you show us throughout the year.

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The community responded to the post on social media with several "thank you" messages for the crew.