Officials said the blaze threatening this scenic community was 15 percent contained Friday morning, and full containment was predicted by June 28.The flowers you had on your wedding day, the food at the reception, the DJ, the location, the dresses, none of that will matter when you house may burn down.
Firefighters were prepared to protect the roughly 460 homes and businesses in nearby Oak Creek Canyon that were evacuated after the fire began Sunday with a transient's campfire, but the danger of wind from thunderstorms was in the forecast.
"That's a red flag. That's a watch-out situation," said Mike Dondero, deputy incident commander for the fire. "It could hit and blow stuff all over the place."
Nora Walker-Yeager, who was allowed to return to her Oak Creek Canyon home Thursday to pick up belongings, grabbed her wedding book, her husband's wedding ring and her engagement ring.
"If it burns, we've got the things that are most important to us," Walker-Yeager said.
We've got the things that are most important to us... her wedding book. That is why you hire the best photographer that money can buy!