Holy failed marriage! Guests evacuated as NJ site burns

I hope the couple don’t believe too much in signs.

A couple getting married and hosting their wedding reception at one of New Jersey’s top-rated venues had to race for their lives with all of their guests. It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rockleigh in Bergen County.

First responders arrived to find thick smoke on the first and second floors and a column of dark smoke billowing from the building. Thankfully, Northvale Police Chief Howard Ostrow said: “Guests attending a wedding and all staff have been safely evacuated.

Many cities responded, including Rockleigh, Northvale, Norwood, Closter, Harrington Park, Old Tappan, Demarest, Emerson, and even some counties in New York. Officials say the fire started in the boiler room and the flames spread to the second floor.

No serious injuries were reported. The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes.

The Rockleigh staff were just putting the finishing touches, including the strategic placement of flower petals to get the wedding started when the chaos erupted. The evacuated couple and families were gathered in the parking lot as staff debated whether they could quickly move on to an outdoor wedding. Eventually, the couple decided to postpone and reschedule their entire day.

When they finally have their big day, I have these requests for their DJ.

Girl on fire, Alicia Keys

Fireball, Pitbull

We didn’t start the fire, Billy Joel

Light it up, modest mouse

Light ’em up, Fallout Boy

Anything by Arcade Fire

Burn down the house, talking heads

OK I will stop. I feel bad for the couple. At least it was memorable?

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