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I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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!!!!!!!!!!

    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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    Knew*, I knew a murder victim.
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    My, now ex, just came clean about being with another women while we were together. He was emotionally abusive, called ever name in the book (sl$t, troll, family hates me for a...
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    Don't be a victim, be a target.. Targets can move!
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    This is a good article for whatever kind of abusive relationship you may be in. Mine currently just happens to be verbal and emotional. And for those of you who want to whine...
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    So im gonna finally get this off my chest. Its been a dark cloud over my head for months. I want to change something that i cannot change. I am a victim of domestic violence. Its...
    Heyababe Heyababe 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17

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    I don't like playing the victim card, sure life can be hard at times, deal with it!
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    I left my invalid mother for four days with caregivers that Fremont Rideout Hospice recommended to me. While I was gone they got her to sign all her medical rights away while...
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    a few years ago when i was single, i lived next door to a single mom. We had become friends and i really enjoyed seeing her with her 7 year old son. She knew i was the outdoors...
    kjon6469 kjon6469 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I know this is like a figure of speech or whatever, but I play with actual fire, have almost caught on fire, almost caught a friend on fire, and burned myself many a times.
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Not just the way it looks. The way it sounds and the special way it casts the light. I love the smell of wood burning, like a campfire. Its comforting and warm. Id love to curl up...
    JezebelWhitman JezebelWhitman 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    Fireworks always put big smile on my face. I have this dream to kiss the love of my life under the amazing fireworks... BOOM ...:)
    liftingmind liftingmind 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    I remember a fond memory when I was 17 and my boyfriend came to pick me up in his truck after a snow storm there was still some residual snow flakes in the evening it sparkled like...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Dec 8

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    Winter came early. Rain, sleet, snow and wind interrupted the house construction. I hired 2 additional crews ... went to 7 days a week and battled hourxhour. Water threatened the...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    STEAM The Poem-Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I’ve tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I...
    GivaCafeMatin GivaCafeMatin 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I just overall like fire. Yeah...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M Nov 26

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    I got a new small electric fire place. And I sure like it lot . I turn most of my other ones off in the apartment . And hope it help my bill.
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F Nov 26

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    I'm going to blame this one on Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments. He can shoot blue fire sparks from his finger tips. Honestly! How cool is that?!
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Nov 29

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    I was only 10 when I fired one. It was at a firing range. It was a standard issue 1911. I can still remember the feeling of the grip and dark slide in my hands and I can remember...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M Nov 30

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    Student Bathrooms on fire but teacher ones in perfect condition I'm beginning to think the teachers hate us and they were the ones who started it lmfao instead of them blaming us...
    ILavIt ILavIt 13-15, F Dec 2

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    A camp fire is warm and intimate. You can hide in the flickering shadows listening to the cracking twigs in easy silence, speaking only as the words slowly take form in your...
    Dotbar Dotbar 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I do too like big bonfires and fireworks , sorry about your parents I lost my dad to hart failure. You have a cute pic.
    Stinkyspeed Stinkyspeed 31-35, M Dec 5

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    I want the embrace of a man. To hold me tight during these long winter nights. There is nothing better then being held by a fire. Slow kisses and conversation without a single care...
    Lonelyone19 Lonelyone19 22-25, T Dec 6

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    with my friends and family being goofy and messing around start the fire, and call up the peps, set up the tents find the right radio station, meet up at the front gates, sing...
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 22-25, M Dec 9

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    Beautiful time of the year when the snow hits your cheeks and you are bundled up nice and warm I love hot cocoa with a cinnamon stick in it and cozy up by a fireplace it is a...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Dec 10

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