I experienced my first fire last week. The apartment building next to mine caught fire and burned down completely, also damaging a portion of our building. There is no better way to recount my experience with the fire than by turning it into a list and using "Bob's Burgers" gifs to add some flavor. Enjoy!


1. My boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch, watching television, and enjoying some freshly fried chicken.

2. From out of the corner of my eye, I noticed bright orange in the window. I walked over to the door, opened it, and saw flames in the distance.

3. I quickly called my boyfriend over and we collectively began to panic.


4. The fire appeared to be distant, but the air was still very warm (totally unlike a normal March night) and the flames were as tall as our building! Our panicking intensified tenfold.

5. I knew we had little time, so I quickly grabbed some nearby personal items and threw them into a bookbag. As we were grabbing our coats, the fire alarm suddenly went off. The power then went out for 3 seconds followed by flickering lights.

6. My boyfriend and I ran out of our apartment and down the stairwell in a rush. In what felt like no time, we had reached the exit and were safely out of our building.

7. After a long night, the fire was put out and we were told that we couldn't return to our building until it had been inspected and fixed. Thankfully, no one died or was seriously hurt.