Neighbours describe horror as wedding ceremony marquee burned down


Neighbours have described their shock at watching a marriage marquee at a Melbourne house go up in flames.

The blissful couple Dominic Pulitano and Tara Whelan, together with their household and buddies had been stranded after the hearth broke out in Ringwood North on Saturday.

The visitors had been solely simply arriving on the entrance of the property when the hearth began. Investigators imagine the blaze was attributable to {an electrical} fault on the dance ground within the marquee.

“Clearly they’re fairly distressed, this isn’t what you propose when you may have a marriage in your yard,” Graeme Murphy of the Metropolitan Hearth Brigade stated.

Aerial view of the wedding venue.Aerial view of the wedding venue.

An aerial view of the marriage venue after the blaze. Supply: 7News

Police and fireplace fighters closed down surrounding streets, as close by residents watched on as fuel cylinders exploded.

“Firstly it was simply heaps of smoke, so I believed there’d be an enormous bonfire or one thing, however then we noticed a few flames and there was a number of loud bangs,” witness Sebastian Costas stated.

20 firefighters had been capable of put out the blaze in 10 minutes.

“Effectively it was fairly scary there have been black plumes of smoke, all of them went up from the again of the home, and earlier than we knew it the hearth brigade, ambulance, they had been all right here,” witness Damian Taylor stated.

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Couple Dominic Pulitano and Tara Whelan. Supply: 7News

“All of them went up from the again of the home and earlier than we knew it, fireplace brigade, ambulance, they had been all right here.”

Regardless of the dangerous luck Friends nonetheless made the many of the celebration, consuming what might be saved.

“They are saying that if it rains in your wedding ceremony day it means cash, however it is a new one for me that’s for positive,” Mr Murphy stated.

WorkSafe are actually investigating the hearth.

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The marquee burned down. Supply: 7News

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