By babysonfire - 31/03/2016 21:40 - United States

Today, I woke up to the sounds of fire alarms. Panicked and assuming it was my neighbor's gas furnace that set it off, I nearly broke their baby's bedroom window trying to wake them up. Turns out my roof leaked into the fire alarm, causing an electrical fire. It was my first day here. FML
I agree, your life sucks 16 840
You deserved it 2 338

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OP here. I wanted to add that this all happened at 3AM during a thunderstorm. The neighbors didn't answer their door until the firefighters knocked. The fire didn't start until they were already here, so there was no smoke at first. The storm blew loose shingles off in 1 place- over the alarm.

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Well, you can't really be blamed for this because you were only doing what you thought was right and it was really nice of you.

It was your first day, they can't blame you for trying to help.

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Well, you can't really be blamed for this because you were only doing what you thought was right and it was really nice of you.

It was your first day, they can't blame you for trying to help.

Absolutely. So many people don't care about their neighbours, at all. You definitely get points for trying. You seem to have a good heart OP. :)

Plus, if it was op's first day in the house, then they obviously weren't aware they had a leaky roof. Not your fault op. Glad you cared enough about the other people to sacrifice staying around during a possible fire to help them out.

They can't get you into trouble cos you were just doing what you thought was right

Judging by the way you got to meet your new neighbors, you'll get on like a house on fire.

Why would you first assume it was the neighbors' house before your own?

Since there wasn't actually a fire, they probably didn't smell anything in their house and we're worried it was their neighbor's instead.

#8, the FML reads "...turns out my roof leaked onto the fire alarm, causing an electrical fire" There was a fire. It is possible that it was in the wall which could lead a person to believe that the fire started on the other side instead of inside the wall.

They may be in a duplex or condo.

There was no fire in my house initially and I was told our alarm systems were connected. When one goes off, they all do. But apparently they had installed their own system in the period when I was waiting to move in.

When you assume you make an ASS of U

And Me. So let this be a lesson to everyone, stop assuming. I'm tired of being an ass.

He's the hero his neighbor's deserve, but not the hero they need.

Better be safe than sorry.