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I Am a Fire Victim

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I started at university not too long ago and we had to do a presentation on any topic, so I picked the dangers of fire and then told them how I got burnt. I was so nervous but I...
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    Last month was the 20th anniversary of the Trauner Fire in Rough & Ready. I am posting this story as a reminder to us all to keep ourselves fire safe. Remember people and animals...
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    I am an abuse victim survivor. And I think people need know that an abuser can be anybody. They can be black or white, male or female, mother or father. And anybody can be a victim...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I feel like I have a sign on my head that says "hurt me". hurt my feelings, hurt my heart ,do whatever you want to me because it doesn't matter.I wish I could stand up for myself...
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    In this world, fireworks lose their meaning. When first invented by the Chinese, we were not surrounded by bright lights and bright screens that do not resemble fire. Fireworks...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 5 days ago

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    I will never forget that night of April 28th, 2011. My husband and I got a trailer that we were renting to buy. I was like "Yes! Our first home!". I am a serious pyrophobic, so I...
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    Never in my life would I think that I would get fired! I'm a very loveable person and I work hard. But I was recently fired for no producing enough money or so they made up. I know...
    Dot11 Dot11 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I hate fireworks because there loud and they can go wrong even in a professional display i have seen videos of a spark on a firework set all the others off and hurt lots of people...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F Aug 26

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    I feel running through me Can't stop at this point The embers are burning brighter Can't hold it back anymore It's rushing through my veins From deep within my soul Surrendering...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I remember life before all the idiots polluted the forests, and started too many forest fires causing so many restrictions that you can't just go out and have a camp fire anymore...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Aug 29

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    Something about lounging next to a roaring firepit with a cold craft beer in hand is a great experience.Best with friends but can be out there on my own with some music or a book...
    Nerdy1979 Nerdy1979 31-35, M Aug 29

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    Every time I see fire i just feel a sense of Relief almost like my own problems are burning away in the flames. I set a lot of things on fire, just never living creatures but...
    Danny561 Danny561 16-17, M Sep 2

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    A firefighter's pledge I promise concern for others Willingness for all those in need I promise courage - courage to face and conquer my fears Courage to share and endure the...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 11

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    Something for everyone to read. I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children at 3 AM, flames rolling above your head, your palms and...
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 12

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    I downloaded it onto my laptop. Sometimes a website will say that it works best with firefox or chrome so if i am having trouble with a website on a specific browser i can just go...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 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 Aug 21

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    Buzzed sitting by the fire what a great night I love camping so much leaving tomorrow that's when all the stresses of life come back this creates such a false sense of reality you...
    stonerdimitri stonerdimitri 13-15, M Aug 23

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    Is their anything more relaxing ? A cool fall night .. A nice hot fire .. Some great friends good music beer and weed ??? Awe yes that's the good stuff my darlings !!!
    NoTuRtYpE78 NoTuRtYpE78 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 24

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    Have you ever had that experience where your sitting down with you friend at a camp fire and start a conversation were he starts to brag about havering a girlfriend and then at...
    CezarQuezada1 CezarQuezada1 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I've always been the cowgirl type. I was raised on a farm, worked everyday of my life so far! My family always has this big bonfire the first day of fall! Me and my brother always...
    xbayani xbayani 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I went to this one campground once that was owned by some friends of my dad's. One night there was a concert and my dad's friend's band was playing. There was a nice big community...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M Aug 25

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    Its Spiritual Its Connecting Its Unobtrusive Its Relaxing A camp fire puts everyone at ease. The best connections happen with someone you may have known your whole life or someone...
    Radformula7 Radformula7 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 26

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