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I Saw a House Burn Down

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    House Fire:

    In March of 2009 my neighbor who used to be my neighbor her house caught on fire her nephew lived there well that Saturday I was in the kitchen cooking heard fire trucks like they were getting real close well as I go through the livng room I see the commotion First thing I...
    peaches2 peaches2 46-50, F Sep 6, 2011

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    When I Was Five Or Six

    I saw my babysitters garage burn down. She was one street over, and I could see her house clearly from my front window. I was completely terrified. Ever since then I have been scared of losing my house to a fire, and losing everything I own and everything I would never get back...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Apr 6, 2012

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    Chair

    In the burning country I came into a village that was deserted by all. Mines and booby traps were shattered allover and only now some inhabitants started to come back home.  I made a stroll with one of them.  His mood was sad and dark.  We went to a house. The door was open...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 20, 2011

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    Yep.

    It was my family's house. :/
    Vox Vox 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    Balkan

    I was at a border.I could not get in.I saw the hills at the other side.I saw the woods.I felt the night and the wind.I heard the soundof the refugies.A silent sound that is.I saw their houses burning.
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 20, 2011

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    Girl

    Then I went in to that province. It was beautiful and the hills were covered with the earliest green. Then we drove to a city right through the enemy lines and when the driver saw their flag he raced as if his life was at stake. Then we arrived in the city evacuated by the...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 20, 2011

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    I Actually Saw Two Houses Burn Down

    The first one which burned down was on the other street parallel to ours.. I was really scared since it was only me and sister and my aunt that time because my father was working in another city... I got traumatized because my aunt was being cruel to me at that time and someone...
    landpig landpig 16-17 1 Response Aug 19, 2008

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    Across the Road

    It was a long time ago, when I was a teen. Late at night and I saw a strange orange light coming through my window.  We lived out in the country about 7 miles from the nearest city that had a fire department.  There was a volunteer fire department about 5 miles away...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Neighbor

    My neighbor's house burned down a lot when we were kids. I actually saw the lightening strike once when I was about 6. I never figured out what was wrong with the house, but it would periodically get stuck with lightening, and I would just be so glad it wasn't my house. Maybe...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 1 Response May 10, 2010

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    We Were At the Coffee Shop and Saw Smoke and Flames Down the Block

    So, of course, we downed our coffee and went and stood in the alley to watch. The fire people finally showed up, but it was an empty house that was being used by crackheads, so they decided to let it burn so it'd be easier to get rid of. We stood and watched among the crowds for...
    sombrehippie sombrehippie 22-25, F Aug 16, 2008

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    I Just Saw My Neighbours House Burn Down While He Was Inside!

    This morning at about 3:30am my BF and I awoke to hear sirens, it was the house across the road from our house, it was engulfed with flames. There was fire trucks, police, ambulance and other neighbors. It was probably the worse thing I have ever witnessed. I cried and cried...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 62 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    It Was A Trailer House

    It was a trailer house.Actually,one I had preciously rented.Absolutely beautiful inside and out.There was a man from LosAlamos living in their.Another genius employed by the government ,worked until his mind was blown and then let go.You probably didn't know that's what happens...
    februarydays februarydays 51-55, F Sep 19, 2010

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    Devil's Night 1984

    Being I grew up right next to Detroit, we have whats called devils night. That is night before halloween. Myself and 3 friends went into detroit only by a couple of streets, and watched at least 25 houses burn. This used to be an anual thing in the city, 1984 was the worst year...
    curious2b curious2b 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    I Saw a House Burn Down

     It was my own.  I was very little.  The fire started in my bedroom closet from an old water heater.  I was asleep.  My dad woke up in the middle of the night and could smell smoke.  He woke everyone up and rushed in to save me.  I was already...
    vaguevocalist vaguevocalist 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    1976 My Grandmothers House Burnt Down

    I WAS ABOUT 4 AND IT WAS SCARY AND A SHOCKING EXPERIENCE.THAT DAY THE NEW TRACTOR HAD JUST ARRIVED AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW THE FIRE STARTEDWE HAVE NO IDEA IF IT WAS DELIBERATE AS A PAY BACK OR ACCIDENTOR BY SOME OTHER SPIRITUAL EVIL HELPBUT I REMEMBER THE EVENT AND THE WORST THING...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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    My Best Friends House

    My friend's family lost their home to what they think was caused by a malfunction in the electrical wires. The fire took at most 12 minutes for the 2nd floor to collapse into the first, and about 30 minutes for the whole house to be engulfed in flames. They lost everything...
    lunatwo128 lunatwo128 16-17, F Oct 6, 2013

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    I haven't burned myself for years, but the urge is still there. I don't know why I do it; Adrenaline I guess. Each burn has a very fond memories, and I love feeling the healed...
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    Because I work for a CCTV Security company I have high tech 2 way audio CCTV camera's fitted around my garden and in my house, which is linked up to where I work and is monitored...
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    Depends on where I am in the house :p if I'm upstairs, like in my room, it is hot as balls, but downstairs it's chilly and I wear more clothes. Stupid house make up your mind!
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    I am a bit tired of the world that humans have created. It is a twisted, cruel place. It is a place where money speaks louder than justice. It is a world where greed is in more...
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    A few weeks ago i 'got worse' and they said i was too unstable to have anything that i could possibly use to hurt myself. Seriously, everything. It was driving me insane :/ So i...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    This was a while ago, but I want to post this anyways. We were in science, studying phase changes. Basically, we were heating up a container of ice water over a Bunsen burner...
    Shyspan Shyspan 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    I love burning candles they are soo romantic and relaxing. I love them. Especially the ones from Yankee Candle.
    Raybae Raybae 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I burn myself because I'm so ******* worthless
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    We're driving to Cleveland, Ohio right now and we passed through downtown Detroit. As we neared, we thought we saw an immensely dark cloud signaling a storm. However, that was...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have bulimia and anxiety so burning myself with the metal on lighters makes me feel so much better, I pretend to my friends who asked what I was doing, that it was a joke and...
    markinggold markinggold 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Love doing it. You are always guaranteed to see colourful people here. The cinema is downtown as well. Bars etc etc, so I have seen things when I'm eating out with family there. It...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 1 Response May 22

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