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Couple discovers the horrors of home fires the day of their wedding

By Fred Durso, Jr. Dayleen Marrero heard sirens as she answered an afternoon phone call from her soon-to-be husband, Andrew Taylor. The couple was set to marry that evening. Standing next to the couple’s pit bull mix, Taylor was outside their home grasping his tuxedo, the only thing he was able to take with him after escaping a fire inside their home. Prepping for her big day at a nearby hotel, Marrero was stunned by the news. As reported by The Chicago Tribune, two groomsmen also living in the same building lost their dog and cat in the fire. Silks and costumes used by…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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