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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Yep.

    It was my family's house. :/
    Vox Vox 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm so traumatized right now. Fifteen minutes after I stopped and helped a man who kept falling down on the sidewalk, started vomiting blood (and pooping his pants) while laying...
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    I've seen them a few times or more, I saw one out in the open two days ago, but I saw one even closer around five years ago. I'm not really an animal person, but I love animals and...
    SheepCatTheCatSheep SheepCatTheCatSheep 18-21 2 days ago

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    I love burning candles for magical purposes.
    GBPOWDER31 GBPOWDER31 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I was finally on the outside looking in. It was painful to see me put myself through misery with obsessive thoughts and allowing my insecurities to consume me. When I find...
    WhatTheMEL WhatTheMEL 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just love when someone tells me, "you are one of those modern housewives huh." When you are Hispanic what they are really trying to tell you is: "you don't cook and clean huh...
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    I like to burn candles but I crank it up November-February. I will keep one burning every evening till I go to bed. I have several LED candles and I usually keep one "burning" for...
    onlinejnke onlinejnke 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I like to burn everything!! One time me ann my cousin Luke lit off a bunch of them roaming candles we got from OC Pierce's gas station We thought they wuz the lay on the ground...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Saw him today, and I was alone so of course I felt alittle awkward. Especially since I haven't seen him in a while. He always starts a small conversation asking how I am and things...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    They give such a great atmosphere to a room with the smell and the lighting. When I'm older I'll have a great collection of awesome Yankee Candle and Bath and Body Works and Bed...
    melody477 melody477 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It starts out simple enough, a freshly rolled marajuana joint, you smoke it with a friend or two and in a few minutes you feel better than you ever have in your life for a few...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The smell of a candle in a room is so relaxing. The one I'm burning now is apple/cinnamon, smells like an Apple pie
    CarlaLegs CarlaLegs 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love burning candles in my room. :) It makes it so calm and relaxing. Not to mention it smells yummy. ( I prefer food based candles over perfume based candles. with the exception...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    If I don't have inscents in my room I'll have a bunch of candles in my room I feel more relaxed and at ease when I have multiple candles burning at once.
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    A close friend of mine just told me that she thinks it is weird that my family walks around the house in our under wear at times. I thought she was joking at first but she was...
    topsehlf8 topsehlf8 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I take the risk, reap the rewards. I love being wild and free, of course I've been burnt before but uww how I love to play. No one will ever be able to tame this Tiger xD
    R3be R3be 18-21, F Jul 24

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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 Jul 23

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    I just wonder sometimes that if anyone read my diary what will be the thought process. Will it get revealed that its all fireworks of my brains,my fantasy .The BS I write everyday...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Jul 23

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    What do you do when you feel emotional about something? How do you get your mind off of it? I am in a terrible marriage with two kids. I have decided to stick it out and just take...
    firmascanbe firmascanbe 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    So I was at my friends house just hanging out. So my parents call me and said that it was time to come home. So when I got home my parents where waiting for me. So I asked them why...
    Altickler Altickler 13-15, M Jul 23

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    A few weeks back I was checking out my newsfeed on facebook and one of the items caught my eye. It was a post about the true origins of some popular songs, one of which was I Don't...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I was on holiday I think i was 10-13 and I went on the balcony looked right and there was a fully naked woman! She was probably late 20s with perfect breasts and a great ***! That...
    sweglord101 sweglord101 22-25, M Jul 22

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    I recently went to my aunts house for a vacation for 3 weeks. I came back today. Anyways, her house is so beautiful and modern. It has a pool and is very clean. Let me just make...
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    I'm 17. I'll be 18 the 2nd of next month. I live in a really small town and on the outskirts of said small town. My mom never taught me to ride a bike and I'm honestly just kind of...
    arachnicat arachnicat 18-21, F Jul 21

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