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Fire Erupts As Wedding Couple Steps Onto Dance Floor

The first dance is a highlight of anyone’s wedding day, but this is one the couple will truly never forget. As J.T. and Carly Morrissey stepped onto the dance floor at Shenandoah Mill, in Gilbert, Arizona for their first dance, a five-alarm fire broke out at a nearby apartment complex and provided a unique, if not scary, backdrop to dance to.

Eric Butler of Pixel Dust Photography posted the photos to his Facebook page and captioned, “The fire started just as we kicked off their first dance around 6 pm. At the time we had little information about the fire, and I’m so glad that nobody was seriously injured. The smoke and flames continued into the evening with news choppers circling the area […]. The party kept going and everyone had an amazing evening.”

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© Pixel Dust Photography
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© Pixel Dust Photography

Carly told ABC News, “I remember getting on the dance floor and being excited about [the first dance]. And I remember making that first turn and just seeing that big gray plume of smoke and [saying], ‘What’s going on?’ And I remember thinking, ‘OK, well, I’m sure it’s no big deal.'”

According to Gilbert Fire Department’s Twitter account, 40 fire trucks and 120 firefighters were deployed to contain the blaze. Despite the size of the fire and effort to contain it, there was only one injury – a firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for a heat-related injury, according to ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix.

via ABC News

Jon Lemon is the Editor-in-Chief of Resource Weddings and head of JC Lemon Photography, a wedding photography studio based in New York City. Known for capturing true moments of love in a modern and relaxed style, Jon also specializes in elopements (intimate weddings) in the NYC area. Being a self-taught photographer that slowly built up his business while working a desk job, he knows that any insight into running a better wedding photography business is advantageous in this competitive area of the photography industry.