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I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    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 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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    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 3 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was a victim not am . he tried to tell me it was normal and I was just experiencing what happens in other peoples relationships behind closed doors . I was too sensitive , to...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 1 Response May 4

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    I am a 20 year old female and I am a burn survivor. My story started when I met the love of my life, my true soulmate. We started dating when I was 19 he was 22. Our relationship...
    gabryelnichole gabryelnichole 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    When I was 17 I was involved in a car accident that left me with 3rd and 4th degree burns on my legs. My friend was pumping gas and static ignited a fire. I was still in the car...
    adriekristine adriekristine 26-30 Apr 29

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    So since the day I start middle school everybody ignored me and I got a teacher who taunting me, accusing me and hurt my feelings. It was a women who really don't like me, or...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10 18-21, M 2 Responses May 20

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    As a victim myself since the day I entered a school, I will always stand up for the victims of bullying and cyberbullying. Even today, I still am a victim, I do fight for others...
    Kiritosteele Kiritosteele 22-25, M May 7

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    Heyy guys...I am here to serve the victims here.Although i m not a victim of rape but i m follwing this site to read all of urs stories and help u guys recover mentally....Feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I've been a victim of an online scam romance. Such people were born to deceit people. They are so genius to the extent that you are believing all about them. Only to realized you...
    Vasha1986 Vasha1986 26-30, F May 10

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    My ex was a pro at this. She spent our entire relationship manipulating my mental disorders and using them to abuse me (by pretending to be possessed, then cutting, beating, or...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 14

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    I wish to share this video with all victims of abuse,I hope it will be of help on your road to healing and recovery.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F May 15

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    I don't even know if I am a victim of emotional abuse. I feel like all the relationship problems between us are my fault but I'm doing my best otherwise. Apparently I'm self...
    thatonecxnt thatonecxnt 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Here is some of the dreadful things I experienced while being gangstalked. And yes. it does exist. This may help you if you are reading to identify with some, if not all. Also, at...
    goldenview goldenview 31-35 May 20

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    I recently decided to cease relations with a girl I'd come to call my best friend because she did this all the time. Whenever she apologized to me for screwing up (because we're...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F a week ago

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    After watching Chicago Fire I want to become a firefighter I support ems police An firefighters
    batman1a batman1a 31-35, M May 7

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    Okay let's get this straight I use to admire them. Until one department made me feel so uncomfortable I had to quit because I couldn't even train. Then I went back to a fire...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F May 18

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    damnit just had to spend $1,440 to get a big half dead tree hanging over my house cut down. But the good news.. a good year's worth of wood for the fire pit! funny thing is, it...
    lvytn lvytn 31-35, M 3 Responses May 9

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    I have often thought there is something ethereal about sitting or standing around a campfire. I mean if you think about it the fire was the big screen TV of its time. It's where...
    hisdudeness3 hisdudeness3 31-35, M 3 Responses May 9

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    I was a firefighter until today. I got kicked off thanks to people who think they need to go tell the chief EVERYTHING! So to firefighters... Screw you. NEVER call me when you need...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F May 17

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    There is nothing like sitting around a camp fire enjoying nature the warmth of the fire with the one you love or friends or family I would take choose a campfire any day over being...
    KindridSoul KindridSoul 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    yep love it sitting around a camp fire telling ghost stories to others is fun just looking at the fire in this atmosphere feels great but i usually prefer going alone so i...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello!!! I am new to the whole being a firefighter's girlfriend. My boyfriend is firefighter, emt and bounty hunter. He works crazy hours and can get into crazy situations. I...
    talmommy2008 talmommy2008 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I made an mistake of quitting. I made. A fool of myself. I hate myself. But I'm getting with my chief and explaining to him what HIS fellow firefighters done and what happened with...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Haha and my stupid boss/manager wouldn't even give me the reason. Honestly tho, I was kinda looking to getting fired cuz that lady was a psycho woman! She was making me miserable...
    xizzyx xizzyx 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm worried coz I 4 of july is comeing but I hate it the fireworks scared me so bad I hate loud sounds
    colorfulshadow colorfulshadow 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I love fireflies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HappyWife16 HappyWife16 18-21, F May 6

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    I've been with my firefighter boyfriend for over a year. Since everyone in this group can connect, I was wondering if I could get any advice. His calls are getting more frequent...
    jessgoetzinger jessgoetzinger 16-17, F 1 Response May 8

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    A nice night for a fire :)
    lunarorbit lunarorbit 51-55, M 5 Responses May 10

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    Having my first fire of the year right now!
    jakeyxedge jakeyxedge 18-21, M May 13

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