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I Am a Fire Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 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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    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!!!!!!!!!!

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Fireworks are a must see but the best are defiantly at Disney Land on the 4th of July.!😋
    CD51031 CD51031 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    A double fire going tonight. One in my fire pit. One eating away at a pesky bush that keeps growing back! DIE BUSH DIE!Yes, alcohol may have been involved in the making of these...
    MrFoolery MrFoolery 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So I got fired today I have no idea why but all they was it wasent working our that's bullshit cause I kept getting people tell me how good I was doing
    bichick19 bichick19 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel almost silly posting this but I feel as though I need an outlet for my frustrations. Three days ago I received a call from my ex-boyfriend. I hadn't heard from him in over 3...
    laureniacono laureniacono 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    You always picture the perfectly fit guy being a fireman plus I love the fireman calendars.
    gundyone91 gundyone91 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    there is something hypnotic about a fire. i like watching them on those cold winter days when the sky is overcast and the wind is howling and the bare tree branches are waving...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My husband and I use to have a fire pit in our backyard, and i use to love when we start fire out there. There something comforting about watching the fire move and all the...
    lisabar89 lisabar89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I like to this k of myself as a survivor and not a victim. the power of positivity : )
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 days ago

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    My little sister is a victim
    mrrua mrrua 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't even know when the next time fireworks will be set off here! :(
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I do. I really do... ....consequently much prefer Bonfire Night to the transatlantic Halloween import. My children are growing older- and frankly don't display the same...
    Newnameuk Newnameuk 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ever since I was a child I love everything about fire. I'm not a pyromaniac or anything, I'm afraid of it as well. But I just admire the raw power it represents.
    4thGeneration 4thGeneration 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and was set to "Friends Only" but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Fire station Friday thank goodness. Need a nap
    badnewsfiremedic badnewsfiremedic 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/forest-service-identifies-three-firefighters-killed-washington-blaze-n413436 Thought and prayers to the family's of the...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/forest-service-identifies-three-firefighters-killed-washington-blaze-n413436 Thought and prayers to the family's of the...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/forest-service-identifies-three-firefighters-killed-washington-blaze-n413436 Thought and prayers to the family's of the...
    Bruggee Bruggee 36-40, M Aug 20

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    When I was a little kid, I was at a relative's house with a bunch of my extended family members, and someone was planning on setting off fireworks in their backyard. Unfortunately...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I am a victim who was fortunate to survivor and thrive after abuse. Unfortunately, my close friend is now in a similar situation and I can't get through to her. She knows my story...
    JennSadai JennSadai 36-40 2 Responses Aug 20

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    hello, at the age of 16, I decided to take my life, I undressed and pourred a tank of gasoline over my head and set myself on fire, the pain was undescriveble, I run, thinking it...
    rotten75 rotten75 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    The crackle of the wood, the roar of the flames and the warmth of this beautiful fire. It's cold and wet outside, let's not go there in that unfriendly world my dear. Sitting on...
    amaryllisflowers amaryllisflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    the fire dance for twirling. and waving the flames move against the wind the fire is burnt into my becoming a part of it
    etdragonstrom etdragonstrom 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I didnt used hate them. the reason i hate them now is because of my time in Iraq, and the remind me of my time there. it wasnt easy being there in 2004-05. there was still a lot...
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Yea I was raped .....I don't think I can tell the story but I can tell you fellow rape victims I feel for you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    I got fired for being late 10-15mins everyday. My labor was really fine, i worked really hard but my boss didnt care about it. He only cared about my lateness, saying this had...
    Jose9087 Jose9087 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I love all kinds of fireworks
    Semmasix Semmasix 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Emotional, mental, verbal. And I still miss him and love him. I can't sleep. It's been two days now since his dad called. 8 months since I saw him, touched him, smelled him. My...
    auroraunicorn auroraunicorn 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15