Dodged a bullet today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dcon12, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. dcon12

    dcon12 Active Member Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Albany, Ga.
    I awoke this morning feeling something not right. I went out the bedroom and headed for the back door when I noticed the floor was hot. I got dressed and looked under the house and saw the propane line going to a small heater was on fire. I crawled up to it and tried to put it out when the old boards of the house burst into flames. I went and turned the propane off while yelling for my wife to grab a fire extengisher. I crawled back and used the fire extengisher to put out the flames then ran a water hose to cool the boards. After an hour I called the fire department because the floor boards would not cool down. They eventually cut some of the floor out to put out the rest of the fire. I have got the floor fixed now and have rewired the wires that were burnt. Still I fill that I dodged a bullet today. Don
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    That was a close call. I'm glad you noticed it in time . We don't need any more members having any bad luck.

  3. mrs njretcop

    mrs njretcop New Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    Sounds like your Guardian Angel was on duty today! Glad to listened.
  4. Pabooger

    Pabooger New Member

    Man Don that was a close call! Someone was looking after you thats for sure!!!
  5. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    I here you there Don... ESP with what is over top of where it started...

  6. coonass

    coonass New Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    South Louisiana
    Good things , happen to good people ...................

    finding the fire in time was a good thing
  7. searcher5

    searcher5 New Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    S.E. Kansas
    Don, you had an angel on your shoulder.
  8. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Yep, that Guardian Angel was working overtime for you. I'm glad you got to it before it got out of control.
  9. Icon-oclast

    Icon-oclast New Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    More like a mortar shell . . . and real glad to hear things turned out so well under the circumstances. Not to criticize, but why didn't you have your wife call 911 after she handed you the extinguisher? Professional back-up is mighty useful in such a situation.
  10. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    :eek: wow!! you did dodge a bullet! God was watchin out for you. :)
  11. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Good news is that you found it in time.
    I like good news. ;)
  12. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Glad your Guardian Angel was active yesterday and that all appears to be well.

    Thank the Lord for your good fortune.
  13. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Thank God, you're alright and the house is now safe. Someone was watching over you.
  14. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    Don I am sorry to read about your fire but happy to hear that everything is ok. Man it is a good thing that a country boy like you doesn't wear shoes or you may not have found the fire in time.
  15. bsally1

    bsally1 New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Chicago area
    Wow. Amazing how your intuition can tell you something is wrong. Thank God you followed it and checked it out. Cheaper and easier to replace part of a floor than a whole house.
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