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I Am a Fire Victim

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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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    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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    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 Sep 25, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was first learning to walk, my babysitter was watching tv and I managed to waddle my way up to the kitchen where she had left the oven open right after she cooked. I fell...
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    My secondary school English teacher. He was one of the youngest teachers on the board of this school. What was worse, it was one of the oldest schools in Poland. I think every...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M Aug 15

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    It's unfortunate but these more often than not go unreported. I often think it's because of the stigma, and victim blaming. It's ridiculous how people are treated when reporting...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
    Lunnaku Lunnaku 26-30 1 Response Aug 3

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    I'm a victim of sexual assault. My drink was spiked at a party, I fell asleep and 2 men sexually assaulted me...they took photographs aswell, ten in total- of them committing the...
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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Fire, the source that can cause both destruction and pleasure, something that can keep you warm but can punish you for mistreating it. Ever since I was a child I loved fire. I...
    ToastyToaster ToastyToaster 70+ 3 days ago

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    Do you like firefall? Did you ever buy firefall credits or powerleveling from igxe.com? I once buy them from igxe.com. It gave me the best service and the cheapest price.
    cyingying18 cyingying18 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I'm a firefighters girlfriend my boyfriend and I are both medics and he is also a firefighter we both work for the same company in the same station. I'm so proud of him even though...
    Mtay222 Mtay222 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    They are there for the sake of rescuing everyone without even thinking about their own self and get killed cos of saving all of us. They are 24/7 awake for our own safety and...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Aug 6

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    My boyfriend just started fire academy and I am extremely happy and proud of him, however, I do know it's going to be a tough process for both of us. I really want to help him out...
    lacsun lacsun 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It is just magical! I don't know what it is, but fire keeps intriguing me. Not just flames, but also glowing wood. Every second is different, it is unpredictable. You just can't...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I wish there pants would actually catch on fire For once
    Dinosaurfanatic Dinosaurfanatic 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I once got firefall credits at igxe.com and got a good service from it and you can go to try it. you'll never fell down.
    cyingying18 cyingying18 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I've just been told everyone's going camping and they want to stay at mine. Haha, no. I love camping I guess, but I'd wanna do it somewhere not at a house because then you can...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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    Stupid law in Missouri saws that places can fire you at any time without notice and without reason! It's the worst feeling ever! So embarrassing!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    When I was about 5 years old we lived in apartments and I was outside playing and I sat on a fire ant hill. Needless to say I was covered in stings and bites every where.
    MgkLez96 MgkLez96 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have my own fire buddy cx i see him every year when we go camping. so for two weeks we have a separate campfire just so we can burn random things that might be flammable. We...
    ForgottenFantasy ForgottenFantasy 13-15, F Aug 1

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    They are known as heroes To save the day. At the sound of the alarm, They’re on the way. Strong, brave, Stout and daring. Kind, humble, Giving and caring. Humanitarians...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    I've always wanted to see fireflies, but I can't seem to find them. I still look around every early summer for some, but it's always in vain. I hope I get a chance to catch one...
    BrightAurora BrightAurora 16-17, M Aug 3

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    Recently, i like to play firefll and I think this game is very exciting. But I am a beginner so I don't know where to buy credits more cheaper.
    cyingying18 cyingying18 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    It's so beautiful. I love fire. It's so cool
    QueenGoddess QueenGoddess 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I always zone off while sitting by the fire... It's kinda creepy
    emotionalyana emotionalyana 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    As a geology and physics major, there's nothing i love more than sitting around the fire drinking beer and talking about the scientific processes of the world with some friends and...
    megalan megalan 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I think there's nothing like sitting next to your girlfriend next to a fire and telling her how much you love her.
    MrFoe MrFoe 13-15, M Aug 12

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    They basically had my bday for me; I just got paid and it was simple times having it be all funny that they got the date wrong couldn't clearly enough say that we don't give a...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I spent 3 years as a firefighter/EMT-B in rural Oklahoma. The experience was both rewarding and enriching. Though our PSA was only 25 sq. miles we had only a small core of faithful...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T Aug 13

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    I got my firefall credits from www.goldah.com with cheap price and fast delivery, and I have a good discount code "YY" to share.
    sportsketor sportsketor 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Especially when it is cold outside and the warmth of the fire draws us in, gets rid of the chill, warms us up, with a few good friends, some hotdogs and s'mores :)
    Rockmaple Rockmaple 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I went to a different state and was enamored by them. I mean their butts light up. Not many can say their butts light up. Oh but fireflies can. It is like a super power.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I had a good job and left it for a new one and about a month and a half into it I was suddenly fired for no apparent reason. My old job won't really take me back, just 10 hours a...
    chrisJ22 chrisJ22 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I have survived alot abusive mother, sexual abuse in care homes, I have a back problem,my ex I found in bed with another woman and I'm still here. Nothing going to beat me.
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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