Hero firefighter leaves in the middle of his wedding to battle blaze

2018-09-28 15:30
Bride and groom, Krista and Jeremy Bourasa. Photo. (Krista Bourasa/Facebook)

Bride and groom, Krista and Jeremy Bourasa. Photo. (Krista Bourasa/Facebook)

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A Minnesota firefighter’s wife speaks out for the first time after her husband left in the middle of their wedding celebrations on 1 September to tend to a nearby fire.

When her groom, Jeremy Bourasa (39), heard about a house burning down nearby, she knew he wouldn’t be able to ignore the call, reports Metro.

After the couple incurred problems with their original venue, they decided to have their wedding at the St Paul Park Volunteer Fire Department in Minnesota, US, where Jeremy works as a volunteer.

The 39-year-old rushed to don his uniform and ran outside of the venue, with wedding photographer, December Orpen, taking pictures of his departure.

“At first I looked at him like, ‘No, don’t even think about it,’ and he wasn’t going to think about it,” newlywed Krista told People.

It was only after an urgent call came from more firefighters and pictures were shared of how bad the fire was that the bride understood the urgency of the situation, reports KARE 11.

“I couldn’t just keep him. I looked at him and I just said, ‘Go ahead and go babe, you’re fine. Just go help them and come back when you can,’” she told the news outlet.

Kirsti was the reason he joined the squad in the first place after her niece and nephew died in a house fire in Ohio two years ago.

Jeremy, who returned to the wedding celebrations after three hours – just in time to take part in a first dance with his wife – says he felt even more blessed to have her in his life.

“That just kind of put the icing on the cake that I know she’s the one for the rest of my life,” said Jeremy.

“Once it was all over and I was sitting there with my jacket off and a wet towel on my head drinking water, I was like, ‘dang, I just got married!’”

Sources: Metro, KARE 11, People

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