Couple moves forward with wedding after fire
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Despite losing almost everything in a heartbreaking six-alarm fire on Thursday, a bride and groom-to-be in Marlborough is vowing their wedding will go on.
The flames from the massive fire destroyed dozens of homes, but it didn't dash the hopes of the couple -- getting married in just a matter of days.
"I can't believe it’s - my wedding's on Saturday, and all the stuff is in that building,” Heather McGuire said outside the still-smoldering building Thursday. “It's a shame. We hope that everybody’s ok, obviously, but what can you do?"
McGuire and her fiancé, Toby Bourke, came home from work to find the raging fire ripping through their Marlborough condo, destroying everything they had ready for their wedding -- including their wedding bands.
But a twist of fate saved the wedding gown.
“We have my wedding gown safe at my mom’s house,” McGuire said.
“I brought it over there like two days ago and she didn't know it,” Bourke said.
Flames may have ravaged the building they called home, but the couple said it wouldn’t stop their love and plans to marry on Saturday.
“A friend of mine said ‘but you can go barefoot, the dress is long enough you don’t need the shoes’ and I have the groom,” McGuire said.
Investigators say the fire started on the top floor.