I Thought My House Was on Fire!

  • Published: 30 May 2019
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    This is the story of how Gabriel's house burned down. Well, how it almost burned down. Here's how it happened - it's just Gabriel and his brother Michael, and his Mom and Dad, basic family of four. Now, his Mom, like a lot of parents, is really adamant (crazy) about keeping the house neat and clean AT ALL TIMES!

    So, on this day, his Mom announced to the family that they had to make the house spotless and beautiful because her best friend from the Dominican Republic was coming to stay with them. She gave them all household chores to do, and yelled at them that they had better be on their best behavior!

    So his brother started cleaning up the inside of the house, and Gabriel got tasked with raking the leaves and cleaning up the lawn and yard. So, he grabbed a rake, put his headphones on and started raking and jamming out and checking his social media and just trying to stay out of his Mom's way and maybe rake a few leaves wile he was at it.

    But suddenly he heard his Mom screaming - Dios Mio! - so he ran to the front door, swung it open to ask what was wrong but before he could say anything his Mom rushed past him and out the door. He looked in and saw a blurry cloud of smoke and fire, and then through the smoke he saw his brother running around the kitchen with a flaming pan in his hand.

    All at once it dawned on him what must have happened - his Mom was doing too many things at once, typical - and she had been cooking Fritos and was heating the oil for the plantains and she must have forgotten about it while she went to clean, and it was on high heat - it must have caught on fire, and then the whole oven started to smoke and caught fire.

    HIs brother was spraying the fire extinguisher everywhere and Gabriel thought it was probably all taken care of, but when he went back to check on his Mom she was on the lawn totally freaked out, needing some major counselling, or the FDNY, or something, and she pointed to the house. He looked back, and now there was smoke coming out of every window, and through the roof, everywhere.

    On the outside, seeing this, he stayed cool, but on the inside he was full of anxiety, his brain on red alert, sounding the alarm. So, he did what he had been taught to do. He saw smoke and fire and so he dialed 911. This was an emergency, right? There was smoke and fire. They needed fire trucks responding and police and paramedics and whatever else gets sent to a house on fire, about to burn down, or, well, sending clouds of smoke out.....

    They answered, 911 what's your emergency. There's smoke coming out of the house, and fire, and you guys have to get over here quick! He thought his house was on fire. He was proud that he had handled it so calmly, but his Mom came over and yelled at him. Why did you dial 911? It's just some smoke! What? he said. He reminded her that she and others had taught him, always. if you see smoke or fire you need to just immediately call 911, so he called 911!

    But as if he didn't feel bad enough about it, they sent what seemed like the entire fire department AND police department AND paramedics AND ambulances and it was just super embarrassing. The firefighters stayed and used a giant fan to clear the smoke, and really the only damage was all the foam that his brother had sprayed everywhere.

    They had more cleaning to do, but they were alive, and Michael was taking all the credit for that. Still, Gabriel believes he did the right thing - always call 911 if you see smoke or fire! And he would tell you I thought my house was on fire.

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Comments • 2 912

  • Maddy Browning
    Maddy Browning  1 days back

    Or if ya Australian 000

    • Yinestriz Alcantara
      Yinestriz Alcantara  2 days back

      my parents are from Dominican republic

      • Asmeret Tuba
        Asmeret Tuba  3 days back

        My mom crashed my dad's car by accident 😑😫😭

        • MidoPlayz
          MidoPlayz  4 days back

          Idk I feel satisfied learning Dios Mio

          • kid A.H.I
            kid A.H.I  7 days back

            His brother is . . . Smh (Shakes My Head)


            I'm speechless

            • Hieu Lam Tran
              Hieu Lam Tran  1 weeks back

              I don’t call 911 I call 000 I’m at Australia

              • gavinthegoodguy
                gavinthegoodguy  1 weeks back

                1:24 His mom is freaking out

                • Candace Debassige
                  Candace Debassige  1 weeks back

                  Who has tik tok
                  Put your users in replys

                  • Laura Lopez
                    Laura Lopez  1 weeks back

                    I speak Spanish

                    • Julia Ping
                      Julia Ping  1 weeks back

                      I had a simler story

                      So when i was really younge we had an really old toaster, this toaster sucked you had to tape the button down to make it work and it cought on fire, and me the hero saw the smoke and ran outside to tell my mom who was watering the flowers before brekfast so then she called 911 and then 4! FIRE TRUCKS came and it was put out, but we had to pay money for it all becuse it was a faluse alarm we could of had just put that thing out ourselves with a fire put out thing

                      • Laura Lopez
                        Laura Lopez  1 weeks back


                        • Cold Glass Of Milk
                          Cold Glass Of Milk  2 weeks back

                          So she ran out and left her son with the pan?

                          • Carol Karimi
                            Carol Karimi  2 weeks back

                            What are your 11:01

                            • Joce Knockwood
                              Joce Knockwood  3 weeks back

                              Me:*puts out a fire*

                              My friend: you did this Cleen up

                              Me:who saved your life? Me that’s who >:(

                              • Dg161990
                                Dg161990  3 weeks back

                                Nah boi I’m fine

                                • Chuck e Cheese
                                  Chuck e Cheese  3 weeks back

                                  I Called 911 For A Robbery And They Said DIE

                                  • Raul Duenez
                                    Raul Duenez  3 weeks back


                                    • YO girl weird kid
                                      YO girl weird kid  3 weeks back

                                      Storybooth : i stop smoking because it was deadly.
                                      Other stories : my father is pregnant with 100 baybys.

                                      • Calamati
                                        Calamati  3 weeks back

                                        1 like for his mikrophone

                                        • amanda claro
                                          amanda claro  3 weeks back

                                          don't worry you can say. something in Spanish im from Cuba

                                          • Andrew B
                                            Andrew B  3 weeks back

                                            Me: Okay so kid every time you see fire on the pan or stove always call 911 when u cooking okie?
                                            My kid: So every time am cooking call 911?
                                            Me: Yep! :p

                                            • Aracely Alvarenga
                                              Aracely Alvarenga  3 weeks back

                                              Do not call nine-one-one only real big fire stop drop and roll and then call 911

                                              • Aracely Alvarenga
                                                Aracely Alvarenga  3 weeks back

                                                why didn't you do anything you could in the park tomorrow to say stop drop and roll those are three things to say

                                                • Anna Dessipris
                                                  Anna Dessipris  3 weeks back

                                                  Mom: THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!

                                                  Me: OMG!

                                                  • Pastel Unicorn
                                                    Pastel Unicorn  3 weeks back

                                                    Why is there so much dhapne? *IDK but maybe dhapne is the top person who is famous?*

                                                    • Veronica T
                                                      Veronica T  4 weeks back

                                                      Im australian its 000

                                                      • Alex gamer
                                                        Alex gamer  4 weeks back

                                                        Once when I was a baby i called 911

                                                        • IAH & RAIN in HAPPYLAND


                                                          • Glass is just hot sand
                                                            Glass is just hot sand  4 weeks back

                                                            1:57-2:57 that whole segment made me die I dont know why it was funny

                                                            • memer
                                                              memer  4 weeks back

                                                              Black people always make me crack up with their story’s!

                                                              • Elijah Soto
                                                                Elijah Soto  4 weeks back

                                                                My dude useing his xbox mi

                                                              • Maggie Herrera
                                                                Maggie Herrera  4 weeks back

                                                                Ok so I have a question what if there is smoke from something boiling?😐

                                                                • Genesis Ramirez
                                                                  Genesis Ramirez  4 weeks back

                                                                  That just like my mom

                                                                  • rosa varela
                                                                    rosa varela  1 months back

                                                                    o i eat thoes

                                                                    • Skylar Gordon
                                                                      Skylar Gordon  1 months back

                                                                      Bro dont worry itw not ur fault its ur mom she shouldn't have left on the stove

                                                                      • I.mogenx
                                                                        I.mogenx  1 months back

                                                                        I just downloaded your app and published a story,I’m in LOVE with it

                                                                        • Mimi&ella Hernandez
                                                                          Mimi&ella Hernandez  1 months back

                                                                          I’m Dominican I know I’m spanish

                                                                          • Yusicool Jansson
                                                                            Yusicool Jansson  1 months back

                                                                            Have you seen KyoAni and Hilton Hotel on fire?

                                                                            • Nicola smith
                                                                              Nicola smith  1 months back

                                                                              Love the finger detail at 2:55

                                                                              • Ella
                                                                                Ella  1 months back

                                                                                i have a similar story but mac and cheese in the mcirowave lol

                                                                                • Zaariah Suddeth
                                                                                  Zaariah Suddeth  1 months back

                                                                                  Same thing happened to me just with my cousins

                                                                                  • Akshu95. Thavam21
                                                                                    Akshu95. Thavam21  1 months back

                                                                                    u mean 991 and 000

                                                                                    • 〔Hayley WentOof〕
                                                                                      〔Hayley WentOof〕  1 months back

                                                                                      You have a fire extinguisher in your house?

                                                                                    • 〔Hayley WentOof〕
                                                                                      〔Hayley WentOof〕  1 months back

                                                                                      *DIOS MIO!*

                                                                                      • victor rusell
                                                                                        victor rusell  1 months back

                                                                                        F*** you b****

                                                                                        • Linda Cılbıyık
                                                                                          Linda Cılbıyık  2 months back

                                                                                          What about the alarm?

                                                                                          • Deusheena Henrice
                                                                                            Deusheena Henrice  2 months back

                                                                                            I called the fire department and I thought they would take there gannna take there sweet time BUT no

                                                                                            • DukeTheGreat
                                                                                              DukeTheGreat  2 months back

                                                                                              Actually, I've saved my house from several fires y'all might not believe me but I still know what I did...