Wedding goes on as planned after fire at historic bed and breakfast in Roanoke

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Foul play is not suspected in a fire at Good Place Bed and Breakfast Saturday night.

About 40 people were staying at the bed and breakfast for a wedding the next day, which went on as planned.

The owner, Justin Peery, said he spent countless hours working on the bed and breakfast. He lived there and all of his belongings like his clothes were destroyed inside.

Meanwhile, 40 people were staying at the bed and breakfast for a wedding the next day.

“A lot of material things,” says Vaveca Moss, groom’s mother. “Not our lives but everything. Passports, driver’s licenses, flowers for the wedding.”

Moss says the wedding went as planned on Mt. Solon. She says she’s thankful for neighbors who gave out blankets, gloves, and made drinks the night of the fire.

“They were just so gracious at a time of need and just having people there and when there’s nothing that can be done,” says Moss. “People who didn’t have much were willing to give what they had.”

One of those neighbors is Kasey Burch. She says giving is what this community does best.

Peery says some people even offered him a place to stay. He says while he’s lost so much the community is helping him move forward and giving him the motivation to rebuild.

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