A firefighter identified as Zach Steele, got quite creative as he set his house ablaze to propose to his girlfriend.
Zach Steele and his fiancée, Maddison Ridgik of Ventura, California had been sharing the same house and preparing to host a holiday party when he staged the prank. He reportedly planted six remote-operated smoke machines in their attic before supposedly going out to pick up last-minute groceries.
“Originally I got one smoke machine,” he told Inside Edition. “I went to test it and there was barely any smoke. One was not going to work, so I had to get more smoke machines.”
He however went overboard with the six, and it caused a lot of smoke to spew out of the house, sending Ridgik into a justified panic. Her mum who was let in on the prank, faked a call to 911, which gave the signal to Steele ― and a few of his firefighter buddies ― to ride to the rescue in full gear, according to SWNS.com.
“I was so confused and I honestly could not sort through my emotions enough to really comprehend what was happening,” Ridgik told the news agency.
However Steele who whipped off his oxygen mask, got down on one knee to propose to his fiancee. The pyromaniac proposal which captured on body camera footage shared by SWNS, did bring on the waterworks.
“When he got down on one knee, I was so emotional. I was still shaking and crying yet so excited,” Ridgik told SWNS. “It was truly the best, most indescribable moment of my life.”