Following on from Branny post about near disasters

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Peter Groom
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I had an occurance at a wedding in Northumberland a few weeks ago that could have been a lot worse.
Im filming the B&G cutting their cake with my colleague, and all of the guests are gathered round nearby.
Immediately following the cut, i turn to see one of the bridesmaids, standing about 6ft from me go up in flames. She had brushed the "furry shoulder coat" of the outfit they had on too close to a candlearbra on the top table and within a moment flames were leaping up the back of her head and her hair alight.
I dove at her putting out the flames, with the help of another guest who joined in and in only about 5 seconds she was out.
Could have been a lot worse for her, and she was ok although rather shaken. I can still smell the burning hair small on my shirt and jacket.
The bride joked (later) that it was the most elaborate attempt by a bridesmaid to upstage the bride.!
Peter
martinbutt
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Re: Following on from Branny post about near disasters
Oh man. I'm glad everyone was ok, but it would have been great if you had caught it on camera!
busbyvideo
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Re: Following on from Branny post about near disasters
With all the hairspray they were nowadays, she could have got badly burned.  Well done for noticing so quickly.

Mike