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I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I am a victim of child molestation, I was 11 or 12 years of age. My mother had remarried a nameless s.o.b. when I was 10. I never liked him, I always got a creepy vibe from him. My...
    breakingfree88 breakingfree88 26-30 3 days ago

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    I will not be a victim of my past relationships.... I will not be a victim of my childhood... I will not allow myself to be a victim of emotional abuse.... I'm trying to overcome...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    ~THE ART OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE~ THE CANVAS How do you become the victim of emotional abuse? Why don’t you just get out? I've been asked “What did he do to you?” BRUSH STROKES...
    Breeziiee Breeziiee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I am a victim of physical and emotional abuse, I am 25 and met him when I was 19. As many people say, they are charming at first and seemed very clever and manipulative with his...
    Brightheart89 Brightheart89 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    I have read story after story of people violated by transsexuals whom misrepresented themselves and became involved with members of their same actual sex. These victims became...
    PixieCutLover PixieCutLover 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    This is 90% untrue. Of course I've been burned with fire. One time my dad brother and I were lighting fire crackers and I burned my thumb, but that doesn't stop me from reaching in...
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I USED TO SET CHRISTMAS TREES ON FIRE It all started in Newport, Rhode Island when I was a teenager. It was after Christmas, and our tree had been taken down, so I broke off the...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 9

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    To put it simply, I'm a 19 year old suffering from anxiety and depression, I have an older brother who has been physically abusive, a younger brother who is autistic and I am a...
    CPJS CPJS 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    Always the victim, and always turning me around. Glad I managed to get out and make peace, but boy was it tough...the guilt, the tears, the pain was all too much.
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I was told by my uncle's friend that I should give this guy, I've known since I was 12 and didn't really like, Ilan "Reipie" Shane a chance to be friends. So I contacted him and...
    JessiAimee JessiAimee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    it's easy to blame the victim. Mainly because we have a tendency to blame ourselves. Also because to think of such an act is too much. Then there is "But we know him/her. they...
    littlesadone littlesadone 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    He hit me again. No he grabbed me by my shirt threw me on the ground kicked me punched me in my head flicked my nose drug me across the floor picked me up about 3 more times threw...
    lis924 lis924 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'M A VICTIM OF DV, AND I JUST REALIZED THAT HISTORY REPEATED ITSELF I'M LIVING MY MOTHER NIGHTMARE, RIP .
    shela61 shela61 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been a victim for 3 years and I couldn't let go of him until last month... I've been too scared to bring up the subject of breaking up but I did it last month. I felt proud...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was fired from subway. They said I was not a good fit! I memorized all my formulas by the third day. I corrected every mistake I made the first time. I learned everything...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    So...I got fired yesterday for something stupid and was not my fault. My boss shouldn't bring his personal stuff into my line of work and mess with my life. I mean it's not like I...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Hi I'm Bri I'm been a firefighter girlfriend for six months I'm proud to be a firefighter girlfriend 😊
    firefightergirlfriend1148 firefightergirlfriend1148 16-17, F Jan 15

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    wow, 2 guys from the local fire and rescue service came to my apartment today and fitted my new fire alarms for me, two hotties they were. talk about manly specimens!!! hehehe, i...
    mistressDonna mistressDonna 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I had my first kiss on New Year's while the fireworks were on in London. It was actually perfect. I've loved fireworks ever since. Short but sweet I know, someone interesting...
    LeahEP LeahEP 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    OK ladies I have a dilemma my firefighter has been offered a job doing construction that pays more money but deep down I feel like he will regret leaving the fire service. what...
    aeserl89 aeserl89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    My best friend is a firefighter. He is one of the bravest guys I know. He's even been planning on entering the army for years. I'm not sure if he'll ever finally take that step...
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I like watching fireworks they is beautiful
    dualnature dualnature 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I love fire and smores a little bit of country Maybe back roading
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    The photo from our house before fire fighting! Pretty incredible in real life
    ivorytaylor ivorytaylor 16-17, F Jan 3

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    Last night I got fired from walmart finally lol After a year of it i was getting sick of it anyways XD Well time to go work that corner! And by that I mean shovel snow on the...
    NapalmNinja NapalmNinja 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I received a call this morning and one of my coworkers lost his wife inside their burning home. He had put a heat lamp in the garage for his pets and it got knocked over onto...
    dreamerintexas dreamerintexas 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 8

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    watching the flames lick the air. lights dancing against the dark backdrop of the night. the fire and wood twisted together and giving off heat as lovers should. what a beautiful...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I remember sitting with my paw paw on some dock in the swamp. He said the fireflies lit up so you could tell which one farted. I I was about six then but I still grin when I think...
    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I desperately want an '87 Firebird Formula. A coupe with a V8 and a manual transmission would be the cat's ***.
    ImperfectHuman ImperfectHuman 46-50, M Jan 10

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    At the tender age of rightiousness, a pretty yellow penefore, Babtism is drawing near. I had been charmed , no given into wickedness, to damn afraid of Hell Fire !
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70 Jan 10

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