Newburgh firefighter orchestrates fake fire run, surprises girlfriend with wedding proposal

Newburgh firefighter orchestrates fake fire run, surprises girlfriend with wedding proposal

NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - Some planned wedding proposals can be a complete disaster, but a disaster is exactly the thing a local woman was expecting just seconds before her boyfriend got down on one knee to propose.

Firefighter Shelby Whitehouse arrived on the scene on what she believed was a fire in Newburgh. Instead, she found her boyfriend, Lt. Zeke Fleming, ready to pop the question.

Whitehouse thought she was assisting on a run that Fleming had responded to earlier, but it wasn’t real.

“I was kind of disappointed there wasn’t a fire,” Whitehouse said. “Don’t get me wrong, I was glad he proposed - I’m so happy, it was just surprising.”

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