HOUSTON - A Houston firefighter found a unique way to propose to his girlfriend and the video is going viral.
Firefighter Jesse Gonzalez staged a training fire on Wednesday, with the help of two fire department stations, in an area that his police officer girlfriend covers.
Olga Peck was summoned to assist with traffic control, but when she arrived, the garage door of the "burning" house opened.
As smoke -- from a smoke machine -- flowed out of the garage, "Marry Me" by Bruno Mars started to play. Much to Peck's surprise, Gonzalez walked out of the smoke and got down on one knee to propose.
She said yes.
A Houston Fire Department spokesman told ABC News that the department was aware of Gonzalez's alarming proposal and that it was staged within the firefighters’ area of duty. The firefighters were listening to their radios the entire time and monitoring any possible calls.
The YouTube video prompted a number of negative comments which resulted in this post by the firefighter:
Facts about this video: Both HFD and HPD approved this event after filing out the correct form that is called a "Apparatus Visit" form. ANYBODY can fill this form out and request a fire truck or a police car to attend an event as long as its in the city limits. Its called PR-Public Relations and both fire and police do them all the time at schools, businesses, birthday parties , etc. When any emergency unit is doing a "PR" they MUST BE IN SERVICE AND READY FOR RESPONSE. My fiancé who thought she was out-of-service was really in-service the whole time as well. You can even hear the radio dispatch channel going off in the video. All equipment on the ground was brought by me that has been put out-of-service from another department that I work for which the Fire Chief there allowed me to use it. I did this so it didn't delay any emergency response if one came through. HFD trains everyday and both station were excited to used this opportunity to use this house as a training evolution to teach the rookie fire tactics plus the veterans also stay fresh on their fire ground skills. This benefits both the firefighter and citizens if one day a life might need to be saved. So for those who say this was a waste of tax payers money and us of equipment I hope you know the truth now and have a better understanding of why this was approved!