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By Fire sucks. - / Friday 17 January 2014 03:42 / United States
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I'm wondering if it's the fire happening here in Glendora, CA...? if so, I'm sorry OP. I'm sorry that a bunch of idiots decided to start a campfire when there were clearly signs that said to not have any campfires!

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Some towns are really In Touch with nature like my back yard is full of trees so no there are no boundaries between forest and town just building or there are trees

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I get why this is an FML moment, but take a second and be thankful that you avoided possible death! I hope that no one was hurt.

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I don't get what is with the people who voted "You deserved it" . I hope they meant it in a way that says "you deserved to be forced to go to school so you wouldn't have had to be there when it happened" , otherwise , I hope karma teaches them a lesson .

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Exactly! This is not an fml as it focuses too much on going to school. Op is so lucky they went to school. I've heard that in America the attitude or maybe it's a fact, that you can escape fires/ "run away." But in Australia, which is where I am from, it's way different, bush fires can be deadly and you cannot escape a lot of the time. So reading this, I'm thinking of like Australian fires but I still consider this as a very lucky moment.

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Yes, #113, because we all have the time and capability of digging a 10 yard trench all around our house when we hear there's a fire. Best idea I've heard for a long time! Who in the world wouldn't want to do that?

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Well, #135, he has oxygen, but the fire took that, too :(. So unfortunately, there really is nothing else for him to live for.

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I'm sorry, #154, but did you dispute that? *facepalm* Somebody sure forgot why the fuck they even go to college in the first place.

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#28, a lot of people hit YDI trying to get the medals for 500 ydi's or just on accident. And then there are the few assholes who just click it for fun.

I guess it's a good thing you went to school then! You could have died or been injured! Sucks that your house burnt down though! :(

Sorry to hear that OP! On the bright side you weren't in harms way. You parents sending you to school might have saved your life.

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#25, you really can't build out of the way of a natural disaster if that's what you're implying. Anywhere you go in the world there's different types of unpredictable, yet possible disaster. Like living in a cold, close to the ocean climate, I expect blizzards, floods, and possibly hurricanes, but get the security of not having tornados, earthquakes, or droughts (on a realistically common basis). It is not his parents fault, it's the 4 idiots that forgot to put out their campfire and are now bei

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and here in America we don't build out of the way of natural disasters! rebuilding new Orleans, living in Florida, California with their earthquakes and never ending fires, etc

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#44: Nobody says you should avoid all risk, that's a strawman. Some places are safer than others. If you build a house in an unprotected floodplane, on an active volcano, or in the middle of the woods, you're asking for trouble. Especially if it's a wooden house. And if you think you can prevent forest fires by listening to Smokey Bear, you're a bigger idiot than whoever started the fire. Ever heard of lightning? All that fuel is going to burn sooner or later.

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The houses don't have to be in the middle of the woods. Typically, in a lot of suburban areas, even the former farm land areas, some trees are preserved, or replanted, to attract various wildlife. forest fire sparks can travel airborne from spot to spot and can spread from the forest to these areas.

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25, It doesn't need to be 'dry' woodland. All it takes is one arsehole who decides it would be cool to drop a match in the middle of the bush. With unfavorable winds, even houses that are quite far away from the initial blaze and not deemed high brushfire risk can be destroyed. Edit: oops 108 has basically covered my comment, didn't see that!

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#25- you do realize that everywhere, EVERYWHERE, was in a natural state before people started building and paving over it. No matter where you live, you are vulnerable to natural or man made disasters. Now there are cities such as New York for example, that are mostly pavement and large buildings, there's nothing wrong with living there but I personally love that my back yard is connected to woods. Can you tell me someplace that's immune to them? Homes in the desert are at risk for drought and d

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