News

Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo

Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo

'BURNING LOVE:' Newlyweds Michael Wolber and April Hartley pose for a picture near Bend, Oregon, as a wildfire burns in the background. Because of the approaching fire, the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony and the wedding party was evacuated to a downtown Bend park for the reception. Photo: Associated Press/Josh Newton

BEND, Oregon (AP) — A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple’s wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime.

Michael Wolber says a fire truck rolled up at Rock Spring Ranch near Bend with sirens blaring and the wedding party was told to evacuate Saturday.

The Oregonian reports the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony. Everyone cheered and began to evacuate to downtown Bend’s Drake Park for the reception.

As guests headed for the cars, wedding photographer Josh Newton took some photos of the couple with the wildfire raging in the background.

Wolber called it “the most beautiful ceremony either of us could have ever imagined.” He and his wife, April Hartley, live in Aloha and both work at Nike.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

Clarksville Fire Rescue CFR Fire Emergency (15)

yesterday in News

Clarksville Fire Rescue offering free smoke alarms

Around 200 to 250 free smoke alarms to be handed out to homes in the New Providence area.

heat

yesterday in News

Heat to reach dangerous levels again this week

In addition to the heat, thunderstorms are possible.

beechbend11

Sunday in News

Children injured after ride tips over at Beech Bend Park

The park will remain open but the malfunctioning ride will be closed until further notice.

warehouse fire  (2)

Sunday in News

Local Red Cross to hold community meeting to address fire prevention

The Red Cross launched a nationwide campaign last year to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent over a five year period.

Armed Forces Career Centers (1)

Sunday in News

Pentagon asks civilians to stop guarding military facilities

Practice could create unintended security risks.