Railroad Fire near Fish Camp nearly ruins couple's dream wedding

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The Sugar Pine Christian Camp was a sentimental spot for Cameron Mendez and Emily Taylor who wanted to continue their fairytale romance, but they weren't expecting a wildfire. (KFSN)

The Railroad Fire has destroyed six homes so far and also nearly ruined a wedding.

The love story of Cameron Mendez and Emily Taylor began at the Sugar Pine Christian Camp three years ago. Both work there during the summer months.

"We had the rest of summer to get to know each other, but we would only have a night a week where she was off so we would just meet that night and talk do we like each other and sure enough," the couple said.

It's also where Mendez proposed to Taylor. It was a sentimental spot for the couple who wanted to continue their fairytale by planning their wedding at the exact same place.

Everything was already arranged for the ceremony until the Railroad Fire began burning through the area Tuesday.

"It kinda just got worse as it progressed, and we were like we might want to start thinking about Plan B and C and figuring stuff out down here just in case," they said.

With the flames still burning near the Sugar Pine community, Mendez and Taylor had to figure out a new venue in less than two weeks until they say "I do."

"Regardless of it being our wedding venue, it's also people's homes and a camp that brings so many people together every single year," the couple said.

The wedding will now be held in Fresno in a friend's backyard. The soon-to-be newlyweds say they're fortunate to have friends who have offered to hold the wedding at their home.

Mendez and Taylor say they're upset it won't take place at Sugar Pine where they met and are afraid they may have to deal with some high temperatures but nothing will stop them from saying "I do."

"We're happy to be just getting married by the end of the day no matter what," they said.

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