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« on: November 23, 2005 04:23:41 PM »

not really crafty BUT OH GOODNESS.
I was cooking and there was something on the burner- kind of started to smell smokey and that was fine. I am used to that but then the smoke detector went off. I went over to the burner- turner it off and put a lid over it so that it wouldn't agitat the smoke detector again.
I got on a chair and piddled with the smoke detector (batted it around until it finally stopped) I got off my little chair and went back to the stove and moved my pot to a different burner and turned it on- OR SO I THOUGHT. DUN DUN DUN.
No- this is the stupid part- I turned the problematic burner BACK on!
The smoke detector went off again so i ran back and while i was on my chair trying to figure the damn thing out I looked over- there was thick smoke swirling aournd the light.
The only thought i could have at this point was WEELLLLL SH***TTTTTT.
I ran back took the lid off the burner and underneath was a FULL BLOWN RAGING ENORMOUS FIRE!
I looked franticlly for baking soda but since i just moved out I had none.
At this point I of couse thought it would be a great idea, in my panick, to grab the lid that had JUST been on top of this raging fire WITH MY BARE HANDS. Nothing has hurt so much.
I held the lid there until it went out
It took a long time.
I should take pictures of my burns because I have never had burns like this. They are kind of hard and white. Not blistery.
But I just thought I should share. It is semi hilarious now that it is over.
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BlackMarketBaby
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005 04:30:09 PM »

Goodness, I hope your burns heal quickly and that you're ok.  I think these smoke detectors really do cause more trouble than they prevent!  If the stupid thing hadn't gone off, you'd have noticed the second the fire started, if it had had that chance at all.  Mine goes off when we have showers - it thinks the steam is smoke!  It drives me mad, I'd smash it with a hammer only this is university housing so the detector isn't mine to break!  And it doesn't seem to have an "off" switch. Wish your hands better!
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2005 05:08:35 PM »

That's awful. I don't have trouble-mine is around the corner from the kitchen and in the hall. My friend's goes off everyday though, they have a pillow they wave in front of it until it stops- they had a fire when she was young and are afraid of turning it off.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005 05:12:19 PM »

  Mine goes off when we have showers - it thinks the steam is smoke! 

My friend's did that too.  We just took the batteries out.  There were more in the house, so if it caught fire they would know, but it was SO annoying!!  Glad you're ok, miss brianne.  Burns really suck-I grabbed a pan out of the stove last night with no pot holder-brilliant, huh?
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2005 06:49:29 PM »

my smoke detectors don't have batteries they are wired to the house. They put one like 2 ft from the stove and the other by the front door. So whenever i open the oven door the one in the kitchen goes off. and when ever its a hot day the one by the door goes off. one day it was rather hot and my daughter and i were baking cookies.....needless to say both detectors got ripped out of the wall and flung into the front yard Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2005 10:06:28 PM »

yeah, mine's wired in too!  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2005 10:51:25 PM »

I had a shower incident. 2 a.m., I had just got done working out, The Clash's Combat Rock is absolutely blaring (why the cops weren't called, I dunno), I go upstairs to take a shower. I like my shower really hot. So, I'm in there, rockin' out, and the smoke alarm goes off. I don't even know where it is, I just moved in. So, at this point I'm running around wet, naked, and paniced. I find it---it's right outside the bathroom door. One problem---I'm five feet tall. Lots of jumping up and down and then some spinning around looking for something to stand on. I run downstairs to the kitchen, grab a chair, back upstairs, climb up and realize---I'm all wet, it's probably not a good idea to stick my fingers in there and shut it off (like I even know how!). I jump down, grab the nearest blunt object, my sister's hairbrush, hop back up, and just beat the hell out of it til it was dead dead dead. The hairbrush also suffered fatal injuries. It was almost prophetic, I had a really interesting weekend after that, lots of adventure.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2005 11:42:59 PM »

I jump down, grab the nearest blunt object, my sister's hairbrush, hop back up, and just beat the hell out of it til it was dead dead dead..

Nice one Wink
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2005 12:55:36 PM »

And they say those things save lives... Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2005 06:58:21 AM »

lol i had the EXACT same thing happen to me, where i was in the shower and the smoke detector went off. of course, i'm paranoid about fire. and i didn't know that steam would set it off. so i fling open the shower curtain and (i'm still covered in soap by the way) and start rushing around the apartment looking for the "fire".
i was shaking for the rest of the morning.
especially cuz my body hates me, and when i heard the alarm, i smelled smoke. i really could smell it for a second. it was horrible!
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