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I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    How Many Years...

    January 2013 is almost here! Over two years ago my house was gutted by a fire while I was at church. My insurance company (Nationwide - Allied) offered less than a tenth of what it would cost to fix my place. So I've been living in hotels, friends couches and finally the last...
    srenia srenia 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Worst Thing Ever

    In March 2012, I left my apartment to drive back to my hometown for spring break. I got a call at five am in the middle of the week from the apartment office saying that they were trying to account for everyone because there had been a massive fire in my building. Apparently...
    crazycatlady616 crazycatlady616 26-30, F Jun 22, 2013

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    Fire For Christmas

    Right before Christmas in 2008 my husband, our one month old daughter, and I moved into a new house. After we got done unloading the U-haul we went to a friends house for a few hours. When we came home our house was on fire. We ran in to try and put out the fire. Once...
    meganpetlover18 meganpetlover18 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    Worst Fire Of My Life

    It was was exacly on this day may tuesday the 28 i was 11 iwas outside at night we were having a barbaque so i dicided to go far from the barbaque with my sisters they were 21 so they were smoking i said dont do it here they did not care we were tired so we told our mom we were...
    Danielcaraballo Danielcaraballo 22-25, M May 28, 2013

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    Major 4 Alarm Fire And We Are About To Be Homeless Because Of Insurance And Mortgage Company's

    On March 9th at 7:30 PM we had a major 4 alarm fire at my 200+ year old log cabin. The fire started in the attic (electrical), and it took about a half an hour to contain. The whole time I was just screaming for the fire men to get my animals out of the house. House was full of...
    Preraphaelites Preraphaelites 46-50 2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Where do I begin? November of 2013 that's

    when (((. It was a regular Sunday and I just finished my work at the office. I got home and was getting ready for dinner. Suddenly, there was an electrical failure due to a faulty electrical equipment. A fire started in the living room and quickly spread throughout my apartment...
    wcwfan4life wcwfan4life 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    Lost Everything To A Fire The Day After Christmas

    The day after Christmas I lost everything to a fire a that consumed my apartment building and three businesses that were located below.  I felt uneasy that day and could't feel comfortable.  I went on my laptop for a little bit and then decided to lay down.  As I laid in bed I...
    goldshirt309 goldshirt309 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    June 12 2008

    On this day I was a fire victim. I had really never been afraid of fire until this happened. It was a regular off day for me and I was messing around on the computer when my phone rang. Of course I had forgotten that my children's daycare closed early and they were calling me to...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Lost Everything In An Apartment Fire. I Almost Didn't Make It Out.

    Earlier this month, I was in the shower when I smelled smoked and heard, what I believe now to be a window breaking out. Upon opening the bathroom door I was overcome by thick black smoke, unable to see anything I crawled toward the  only light I could see, which was the fire...
    baileybleu baileybleu 22-25 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    Fire On Christmas Eve Day

    My name is Kenneth Machart. I am a 45 year old disabled person. I have COPD, Chronic back pain, and bi-polar disorder.     On Dec. 24th 2011, my roommates house caught fire. The kitchen was severely damaged, as well as, extensive smoke damage to our belongings. Everyone is...
    kjmachart kjmachart 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2012

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    March 2,2009 Fire

    This is the worst day of my life!!! I was working 3rd shift march 2nd early morning at 3 am i took some meds i have herniated disks from a fall i took at a job 2 yrs prior i was in pain that morning an also had a offer  for a awesome job i was going to that tues morning so i...
    ashley387 ashley387 41-45, F Nov 30, 2009

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    The Day That Changed My Life Forever.

    Last April, the 19th (2012, a Friday), my house caught on fire at night. I was at my boyfriend's house and I get terrible phone reception there so I usually turn my phone off to avoid it draining the battery while I'm there. I spent the weekend there and Sunday afternoon I turned...
    iheartpie iheartpie 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2013

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    Fire!!!!!!!!!!

    When I was at my cousins house with my gf Jess We were have a BBQ and some the sparks from the grill caught his wood on fire and then the house and me and Jess were in the back of the house making out when she yelled FIRE !!!!!!!! andbefroe me and her could run the roof fell will...
    jaymaster12 jaymaster12 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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    I Really Am

    Me & my mom & sister was home my sister & me was awake my mom was sleep & i was maybe 8 & i knew how 2 cook i was cooken a hamburger for me & my sister & i took a shower while it was cooken & my sister was 3. & i was in the shower & the stove set fire & i when i smelled smoke i...
    XOrosebudXO XOrosebudXO 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    It Has Turned My Life Around

    In a few days it will be a month since my apartment building caught fire. I was a sleep in my bed, it was 3:40am and I awoke to the smoke alarm going off. I could hear the crackling in the walls and see the smoking coming through the ceiling. The days that followed happened so...
    MissMyah MissMyah 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I love to make a fire and just sit and watch it burn so interesting to watch the flames dance and to keep warm by it I like to cook on it also maybe hot dogs something fun and...
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman 46-50, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Well, it's not really a long story, and I don't know how safe this website is, but I don't care anymore. I might as well vent all of the feelings that have been building up these...
    Looneytunes002 Looneytunes002 16-17, F Mar 19

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    In the coal from the Spanish capital within our range of hard firewood for fireplaces, we have two types of wood, which comes from oak and beech Extremadura reaches us of Navarra...
    nastyalibi2534 nastyalibi2534 26-30, M Mar 8

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    Every fire incident results in varying levels of property loss and destruction. This is due to the complexities and the behavior of the fire. It’s important that property owners...
    servprofairbanksrancheastranc1 servprofairbanksrancheastranc1 22-25, F Mar 5

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    Victim is recipient broken. But they say dont milk the label. They say. Those who aint broken yet. But if they get broken. Oh Whole new shpeal. But victim does...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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    I need advice from any former victims of high school bullying. I've been out of high school for about seven years now (class of '08), but I can't seem to stop dwelling on how I was...
    PassionEarth9 PassionEarth9 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    6 months ago I was hanging out with my neighbor as I usually do...(I'm 18 he is 19) but this time it was different. We were watching a movie and he put his arm around me. I said...
    nojusticefortaylor nojusticefortaylor 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I was 5 when I was first molested. 14 when I started cutting. 15 when I was slammed up against a wall and had my first real kiss taken from me. 16 when I was raped and molested by...
    KhildofKhaos KhildofKhaos 18-21 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Its hard for me to share this, but I have been learning that talking about it helps more than I ever thought it would. I am a rape victim, my brothers use to rape me while I was...
    Bear17 Bear17 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    And NO ONE can victimise me. I feel immensely proud of me. I do not want any oh there is so much on your plate Kind of answer, in Any case I am the one to say that, not you. I am...
    isaidenough isaidenough 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    MegaManX97 (TheBirdie (his 2nd profile)) intentionally searches for profiles/posts and verbally attacks people who are in a fragile mental state. Then when you respond to him, he...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Being a female who was raped , I understand how alone someone can feel and it sucks. Im still scared and cant move past it. I want to be able to help other victims because all we...
    Jess116 Jess116 18-21 3 days ago

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    I've been a volunteer fire fighter for 5 years. I'm 22. Ive been though a lot of bad calls before I was 20. My first call was when I was 17. Page went out for a PI accident with...
    Firefighter1458 Firefighter1458 22-25 1 Response Mar 8

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    After 4 years of working hard and making this place almost home to myself I have been fired. I worked my *** off I was there through the ups and downs I was there through...
    lonelydancergirl lonelydancergirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    I joined a volunteer department when i turned 18 until i was 33. I have been away a number of years now but still listen in on the scanner. Some of the guys i worked with are still...
    yourbull yourbull 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 4

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    Well it finally happened. I got fired today. I sent an inappropriate response to a snotty email I got and it got back to my "old" boss. It was their excuse to get rid of me...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 11 Responses Mar 11

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    Here are a few links for all brother fire fighters to check out. These are in chronological order. They are all public posts on FB.... Fyi, sad. https://www.facebook.com...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178 41-45, M Mar 14

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    Here are a few links for all brother fire fighters to check out. These are in chronological order. They are all public posts on FB.... Fyi, sad. https://www.facebook.com...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178 41-45, M Mar 14

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    Here are a few links for all brother fire fighters to check out. These are in chronological order. They are all public posts on FB.... Fyi, sad. https://www.facebook.com...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178 41-45, M Mar 14

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    Here are a few links for all brother fire fighters to check out. These are in chronological order. They are all public posts on FB.... Fyi, sad. https://www.facebook.com...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Here are a few links for all brother fire fighters to check out. These are in chronological order. They are all public posts on FB.... Fyi, sad. https://www.facebook.com...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178 41-45, M Mar 14

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    My boyfriend is about to graduate from his volunteer fire class to be able to become full time. in the past he cheated on me with a girl who attended this class with him...
    cnj1991 cnj1991 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Playing with fire is fun. I'm good at dodging the flames but sometimes I do slip up and get burned, quite badly. But it's all part of the territory and I always recuperate. It's...
    TheOneTheyWarnedYouAbout TheOneTheyWarnedYouAbout 22-25 Mar 18

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    I'm an Aquarian with Scorpio rising in western astrology but I've never seen a more accurate description of my character than that of the Fire Snake.
    GoddessBluefox GoddessBluefox 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    You know; the mind blowing ****** fireworks
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F a week ago

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    I am sitting in front of a real fire right now. It nice and toasty.
    Roger1950 Roger1950 61-65, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Going to my aunt and uncle's house for a bonfire and a party is a perfect weekend for me. I especially love roasting marshmallows and spider dogs on the fire. Now that I have an...
    potatolawnchair potatolawnchair 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    During my working life I worked along side firefighters on a number of occasions and always found them to be highly trained, qualified and caring professionals. It's such a pity...