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For one couple, the marriage was concluded on the fourth day after delays at the wedding on Saturday.

The ceremony was supposed to take place at Squilchuck State Park until the Beehive Fire forced everyone to evacuate.

Photo of the Sage Hills Church wedding group following the fire evacuation from Squilchuck State Park by Chelan County Emergency Management.

Photo of the Sage Hills Church wedding group following the fire evacuation from Squilchuck State Park by Chelan County Emergency Management.

However, the wedding still took place after being moved to the Red Cross evacuation shelter at Sage Hills Church in Wenatchee.

The Chelan County Emergency Management Agency sent its congratulations to the couple via social media.

The Beehive Fire was contained within about four hours by the Wenatchee Valley Fire Department and the Forest Service.

Several hours earlier, Level 3 evacuation orders were in effect: “Leave immediately.”

It is unclear to what extent – ​​if any – air support was required. Nor is the exact size of the fire known.

It is known that the couple, whose names were not disclosed to the emergency management agency, were able to hold their wedding ceremony at Sage Hills Church.

A photo provided by Emergency Management shows the couple in the center, surrounded by wedding guests in the top row and Red Cross members and church volunteers in the bottom row.

The Ministry of Emergency Management seemed pleased to be able to report on the successful wedding despite the fire.

“This will be an exciting story for the couple to tell every year on July 6,” Emergency Management said in a social media post. “Dare we say it? There’s a real spark between the newlyweds!”

It is also not known how the couple will spend their honeymoon after the adventurous wedding.

Counties with the worst droughts in Washington

Washington state’s drought emergency continues into 2024, citing low snowpack and forecast hot, dry temperatures. Here are the counties most affected by drought, based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor to identify the Washington counties experiencing the worst drought conditions during the week leading up to April 30, 2024.

Note: “Unusually dry” is not considered a drought, but is included as a separate data point.

Gallery credit: Jaime Skelton