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I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi I would like to share my personal experience I have had.I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse.So I wanted to share my personal story to help others out there.For most of...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 days ago

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    I was on written approved unpaid bereavement leave for the sudden death of my brother, my office manager screwed up on getting a substitute hygienist for my schedule and texted me...
    screwedrdh64 screwedrdh64 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Firefighter saying..find them Hot.. Leave them wet!!
    mckddy mckddy 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Faerie Fire Feral, Now an 11point talent, down from being a 21point talent.Feral Charge Feral is now a 21point talent, up from being a 11point talent.Feral Charge Feral, Can now be...
    q364613881 q364613881 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Nothing is better than sitting outside in the dark watching a fire.Flames flickering and the heat warming your face. Your thoughts are burning you soul is alive.
    OutDoorForever OutDoorForever 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I was a victim of mental and physical abuse by my stepdad but overcame it and went to God with my burdens and ended up moving in with my grandma and I'm saved and proudly serve God...
    cgchildoftheking cgchildoftheking 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Pretty self-explanatory. I strike a match, or spark a lighter, and start fires.
    firestartercritter firestartercritter 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Ohh hell ya I was! I got huge blisters from it 3rd degree burn and everything it was cool .. I still love fire tho
    LittlePrideFlower LittlePrideFlower 13-15, F a week ago

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    TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!! AND THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME FIREWORKS AT MY PLACE TONIGHT!!!
    MourningRibbon MourningRibbon 31-35, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    Hi, I'm Gianna and I'm currently 15. I'm sorry if anything I say offends you in any way, but I tend to be very blunt because that's the way I've been talked to. I have been...
    CagedBird1778 CagedBird1778 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I'm hoping to do this soon, before it's too late. I love to hear the crackle in the fire, and feel the heat on my face on a breezy night. Just laying back in my chair with my...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    To my mom who has tortured me for years I'm taking my life back. I am not worthless and I have people who love me even if you don't. In three months I'm leaving you will not make...
    Bellamey1 Bellamey1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Blast this ******* fire ban and weather. I miss roasting marshmallows outside on a summer night.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 16 Responses Jul 21

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    I've only ever had one job and I got fired after 2 weeks
    charljones charljones 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    November 27, 2015 is the day my life changed forever. We were sleeping, and at around 4:30 am one of my dogs woke my husband (who was asleep on the couch in the living room, the...
    Createdbytheash Createdbytheash 26-30, F Jul 21

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    In November 2013, my house since I was 4 burned. It happened in the middle of the night. My dad had been sleeping downstairs, my mom upstairs, and my and my younger sister were at...
    Memmirules Memmirules 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Apart from the companionship of others, the heat and smells of the fire, the hypnotic dance of the flames there's not a lot else!
    michaellaxcd michaellaxcd 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I cannot remember the last time I saw 4th of July fireworks show. Kinda sad, but have seen ones in the distance. Tis ok. I will see again. Patience.
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Even ran a lighter across my calf and found it sexy guess i played with fire too.
    intergalacticgirl20 intergalacticgirl20 22-25, F Jul 18

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    Some nights I set the world on fire just to watch, other nights I prefer to set myself on fire.
    RogueBarroness RogueBarroness 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    When I am called to duty where ever flames may rage.. Give me strength to save some life whatever age may be help me embrace a little child before it's too late or save a older...
    Omegawolf11 Omegawolf11 18-21, M Jul 16

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    I am a lifeguard!!!! This is my second year!!!!! We have a bunch of new guards :) so of them are pretty cool, but one morning I was walking into work and I saw him my heart started...
    auroradennen auroradennen 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My teacher repeats herself way too much and my head hurts a little now I know the fact that I like fireworks is completely irrelevant.
    hppyisme hppyisme 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Just got voted on as a volunteer firefighter last night. I am so happy. I have wanted this for a really long time and I am ready to get through probation so i can actually start...
    Daddy6199 Daddy6199 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I know this is stupid and embarassing but when i was little i was afraid of fireworks i didnt like to hear them so what i would do i would cover my ears the whole time , but one...
    pauu93 pauu93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I love fire! I go outside sometimes and make fires. I love watching flames!
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    i used to have that fire within me .. i was full of motivation and passion and inspiration and DRIVE... it's like over time that fire just got smothered and it didn't get any...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    every friday and saturday night im sitting around the fire i love it
    Rebecca1402 Rebecca1402 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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