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Firefighters save bride's wedding from going up in flames

BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters in Pennsylvania saved a bride's wedding, already postponed by COVID-19, from going up in flames.

The fire broke out Thursday night in the ceiling of a building at the historic Normandy Farm Hotel. Inside the building was Caitlin Kerezsi's wedding dress.

She was eating at a restaurant across the street when she saw the smoke and started running, she told WPVI-TV.

“The dresses were in there and the firefighters did an incredible job. They got everything out. Got the dresses out, my brother-in-law’s suit, luggage, money," Kerezsi said.

She had canceled the wedding last March because of the coronavirus pandemic and feared she'd have to postpone it again.

The bride-to-be said her Friday wedding was “destined for greatness.”

“If we can get through COVID and we can get through a fire, I think we can get through just about anything,” she said.

The fire heavily damaged a nine-room guest house dating to the 1800s, Normandy Farm owner Bud Hansen said. But the hotel remained open and the wedding would take place as planned.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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