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I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 13 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    I'm doing a vid on victims I need your help! All you need to do is put on one side of a paper I am a victim and the on the other i am a victim of _____. You take a vid of that and...
    Justbeingme14 Justbeingme14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have attempted to write my story three times now. Let's hope this one works. I can not identify with a victim or survivor due to how my injury occurred. It was due to my own...
    jessintenesee jessintenesee 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    It took me 10 years to fight what seemed like the inevitable outcome of my fractured mind. I do not belittle your struggles. Life is hard and mental health is real. But know this...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    My ex was a *****. Repeatedly. Let's leave it at that. I was also sexually assaulted by my neighbour when I was very, very young. And I had a third attacker when I was in college...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 Apr 26

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    I am 17, and I am a victim of adult-child abuse. My parents dislike me, My father is violent, and a victim of emotional abuse himself. I am terrified of him, and can't talk to him...
    Aydelide Aydelide 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    My dad was a firefighter for 30 yrs both in the Air Force and our local city/county Fire Dept. He was also a medic. My dad was a hero. So is every other person that puts a uniform...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F Apr 12

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    I'm attracted to fire like a moth! My star-chart is one part Earth, two parts Fire, which makes me a down-to-earth pyro (I guess). I only use fire for good though. I've been to the...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M Apr 5

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    I was fired and have had several job interviews since that time and feel like the being fired part is what's holding me back since I'd never had trouble getting a job before. It...
    Ifyouaskme Ifyouaskme 31-35 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    NO man should ever hit a girl! ... Unless it's from the back ;) Please don't take any form of abuse ladies, you DON'T deserve it. Know your worth. If you are scared in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I just heard the front door open and it terrifies me...Im in my room, but Im filled with overwhelming fear and anxiety...I know that they wont physically abuse me, but I was badly...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I've recently been the victim of multiple rape over a period of 3 weeks.. I was drugged in my own home with Midazolam, suspected Rohypnol, suspected GHB (hair is with forensics and...
    craigyp craigyp 41-45, M Apr 23

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    Was. I am so tired of living with the mentality of "I'm the victim". Don't live by that or else you will continue to be stepped on. Live with the title of "survivor" not "doormat...
    DeadlyMuses DeadlyMuses 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Flickering feasts of memory's mists In it, the thoughts of every love The destruction of desire And the build up of fire Kindling the burning yellow Surrounding it with sorrow...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M Apr 24

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    I practice fire cupping for fun and to help friends relieve pain and tension in their back muscles. Been watching Massage videos also looking for ways to improve on what I do. I...
    confinedtodiapers confinedtodiapers 46-50, M Apr 12

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    I enjoy a fire on a cool crisp fall night with family and friends around the fire. Talking, laughing, roasting marshmallows, just hanging out having a great time.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    "new fire emblem announced!!!!" yeeeahh!!!! "coming to north america 2k16" why
    komaeda komaeda 16-17 Apr 4

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    I mean figuratively, for once. Throughout my whole life, I relied on my mother and father. But, I am not afraid of breaking away even though I would not have much without them. I...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 Apr 8

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    Fireworks Hong Kong welcomes 2015
    renbuenaventura renbuenaventura 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I like fireman. They are so handsome.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    there's a fire,you just can't run from it.. you're chained to it.. you're bound to play with it.. some, you're drawn to it.. it is called an obsession.. you're obsessed with the...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    You can gaze into a fire for hours, loose yourself in the flames, forget all the horrible things in life, for that moment feel all the pressure lifting off your shoulders. You can...
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F Apr 16

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    I was born wild and curious. A cage is no place for someone like that. I play with the fire of my own truth. I will burn for the things I love.
    GlitzandGlamber GlitzandGlamber 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 16

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    So last Wednesday I was fired from my job but I couldn't feel more free.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Kissing under the fireworks -- a very special memory
    HannahRecardo HannahRecardo 18-21, F Apr 20

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    I love a good fire, good company, the stars, good music and s'mores. (YUM!)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 22

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    I dont know why i just do? do u love to look at fire
    cece14779 cece14779 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 23