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Becksworth
03-14-2012, 10:46 PM
Hey, how was everybodies days? Mine wasn't so good... (http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=617552)

gahitsu
03-14-2012, 11:02 PM
Oh, no, I'm so sorry to hear that! D:

Paul le Fou
03-14-2012, 11:48 PM
Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear that. I had a big house fire the day after Christmas a few years ago, and I know of at least two other people on the board who've experienced the same thing. It sucks. Hope things aren't too bad for you... sounds like some apartments just had some smoke damage - how bad was the damage to your own place? Do you have a place to stay lined up? Insurance?

Here's hoping everything works out... we're rooting for you!

Wolfgang
03-14-2012, 11:59 PM
That's awful! Good luck.

But WTF is up with that Emotions Thermometer on the website beside the story? Jesus.

Mara
03-15-2012, 12:07 AM
That's terrible, I am so sorry! :(

Michelle
03-15-2012, 12:10 AM
So sorry to hear that. :( Please let us know if there's any way we can help!

Googleshng
03-15-2012, 04:05 AM
http://www.morethings.com/fan/saturday_night_live/phil_hartman/losing_it0.jpg

Seriously though, that sucks.

Balrog
03-15-2012, 07:40 AM
So sorry to hear that. :( Please let us know if there's any way we can help!

Violentvixen
03-15-2012, 08:36 AM
That's awful. I saw that it said the complex requires insurance so hopefully you'll be able to recover. Were you able to grab anything on your way out?

BEAT
03-15-2012, 08:42 AM
I'm so sorry man. Let us. Know if you need our help.

Lady
03-15-2012, 08:53 AM
"careless smoking"
:|

Good luck with bringing your life back to normal. If your clothes are smoke damaged and not completely ashes, washing them with oxyclean will help to get the smoke smell out. A cleaning solution called Greased Lightning (http://www.greased-lightning.com/) is very effective for removing soot from hard surfaced objects (dishes, etc), but it can also take paint off, so be careful.

Becksworth
03-15-2012, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the offers of help, but I'm getting by. Fortunately, I have money saved I can fall back on, and my family has been helping me (plus Red Cross gave me a small amount of clothes money). Unfortunately, in spite of what the article said, you weren't required to have renter's insurance (at least when I signed a lease), and I didn't.

Mine was one of the more heavily damaged units, so they haven't let me go in to see if anything is salvageable yet. Honestly, I'm more worried about retrieving personal items that had sentimental value or rare games/CD's/books if I can than what it's going to cost to replace everything else.

Issun
03-15-2012, 11:56 PM
Hope you make it through okay.

Dawnswalker
03-16-2012, 12:38 AM
At least you weren't hurt, and you got out in time. Apartment complex fires are just awful. Hang in there, and at least let us know if you need cheering up!

Droewyn
03-16-2012, 09:34 AM
That's awful. I hope you're able to salvage something.