Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Please help us rebuild our lives.

    Use this link for donations and kindly share so it can reach people - http://gogetfunding.com/help-a-family-who-lost-their-home-in-a-fire/
    shaxoxo shaxoxo 26-30, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 Dec 3, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am sitting here, warm and comfy, with my coffee just sitting by the fire.
    Pilotbob75 Pilotbob75 36-40, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A few days ago, my apartment building caught on fire and burned down, we lost everything, nothing could be recovered, the place is now condemned. How does one bounce back from...
    midnightsong midnightsong 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was a victim when I was 10 and it lasted for about a year.. I trusted my uncle more than most people at the time. Was always there for me (he moved in with my family). He knew...
    ZashaChase ZashaChase 26-30, T 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    YES PLEASE!!! Set with me, let me wrap my arms around you dear. Something so primal about staring at the fire as it burns. SO many good memories attached here.
    PilotofStorms PilotofStorms 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Mine is the comment of a male, 67, who had , for the most part, lived a moral life. The damage left behind in the case of rape is of no concern to the perpetrator. He is a loser...
    BuckeyeBill48 BuckeyeBill48 66-70, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone who has tumblr should follow my blog for first responders and their significant others. Tumblr.com/firefightersgirl83
    WelcomeToMySirenLife83 WelcomeToMySirenLife83 22-25, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey everyone, it's my first time posting, so I will keep it short. It's also 3:45 am. I wanted to talk about my sociopathic, violent brother. This guy lied and told us in great...
    LiftedCurse LiftedCurse 31-35, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes. This needs to be addressed immediately. It's true that I am a youngish woman. However, I am not a youngish American woman. It has occurred to myself and others that the U...
    MegBrady MegBrady 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Quite often abusers flip on you when you wont be their victim and you fight back...kick and uncaged lion *************...I dare you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My whole life has been built on abuse of almost every kind but as I see it now, it was a soul forged through fire and it has made my soul strong, as strong as any metal and as...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M Feb 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I got fired from a job I had for 18 years. I was a teacher. some other faculty went after me and the administration just wanted me out.It was such a big part of my identity. its...
    marlysfarnan marlysfarnan 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know how long this guy has been stalking me. I do know I have had a stalker for at least 15 years. I am 32 now. I met my husband 11 years ago. We separated 8 years ago, he...
    Stalkervictim Stalkervictim 31-35, F Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Nothing more cozy and heartwarming than a natural fire. Nothing more inviting towards self reflection than the embers and flame of a bonfire in fall
    richochet96791 richochet96791 36-40, M Feb 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To be fair though, I hate it when people act like a victim in general.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F Feb 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love fireworks and there are so many different types of fireworks and I enjoy the 4th of July
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This you may see in a different light. But this is the first time that I believe I have been sexually harrassed. Before you judge, hear me out. I was sitting on a bus home from...
    Teaganwhitney Teaganwhitney 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    First fire of the year. Many more too come!
    Katey2011 Katey2011 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I also love the sound of fire
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was very naive and he was my very first boyfriend, first EVERYTHING. As we started our relationship, he began to change... He had anger issues. He would snap... Call me horrible...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not really sure that I am a victim of emotional abuse. I've lived with my parents in the same house for twenty years, aside from the three semesters I spent in college, which...
    krcb krcb 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My goal here, sharing part of my emotional abuse story with you, is to help anyone who feels like they're alone in what they're going through. The beginning was amazing. I had...
    missyorkk1 missyorkk1 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have repressed memories. I know this, because I show 80-90% of long term symptoms of childhood sex abuse. Two of my doctors agree. I had really started thinking hard about it...
    Njhth Njhth 16-17, F Jan 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN THE NEXT BECAUSE THEY HAD A BIG BREAK IN LIFE WHILE OTHERS SIT BACK AND DEAL WITH THE STRUGGLES OF THEIR REALITY
    tashibee11 tashibee11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I went to Christian schools from Kindergarten through my sophomore year of high school so "unfair punishments", yeah, I know all about it. Unfair was the name of their game. They...
    RustySubway RustySubway 36-40, M Jan 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've gotten frustrated with news stories, youtubers, youtube comments, Yahoo comments, friends, Facebook comments, family members, random conversations, or etc. When someone feels...
    brownowleyes brownowleyes 31-35, F Jan 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yelling at me to the point where I'm shaking uncontrollably, bawling my eyes out and making me feel like I'm gonna have a heart attack because I'm so stressed out and scared doesn...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 25