Massachusetts couple says “I do,” runs for their lives

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Firefighters attack a blaze at the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro, Mass., on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Image Credit: CBS Boston via

Talk about getting off to a hot start. Moments after a bride and groom were pronounced husband and wife, a three-alarm fire broke out at the couple’s wedding outside Boston. The blaze forced the newlyweds and guests to flee for their lives.

As CBS News and the Associated Press noted, according to CBS Boston, flames “broke through the roof of the historic Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough on Saturday night, destroying it.”

It took several hours for the fire to be extinguished.

“I just finished pronouncing the young couple husband and wife when we started the recessional, walked out followed by the grooms people and bridesmaids, then we looked up, and I thought it was fog from a fog machine,” Justice of the Peace Jerry Cibely told CBS Boston. “It was kind of nice and then I took a closer look and there was a smell to it that didn’t smell like a fog machine.”

Everyone reportedly got out safely, including 150 or so guests.

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