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Nightly scare.

There's a fire in the street, OMG my hands are shaking but I think we'll be fine. Electricity went out, though. I have candles. Fire brigade is already here.
I'm moving out in three weeks and now this... I just wanted to go to bed too. It's scary, I've never been that close to a big fire and I'm scared. Don't worry about me, I'm alright!

I have nothing better to do, so I type. Electricity is still gone. It all started with the light flickering. I was about to get ready to go to bed, and the light flickered wildly. I thought it was something about my light bulb, but the flickering was different, really odd. Preparing for a blackout, I got my candles and lighter. Then I heard loud voices outside, calling: "It's burning!" - "It's not us, right?" - "Did someone call the fire brigade?" I opened the window and there was this nasty smoke drifting in the street and half-dressed people in the windows. I was super scared it could be my house burning! I looked, and spotted Mio's head sticking out of her window, so I went to knock at her door. Before that, I checked the staircase (no smoke) and looked out into the backyard (no smoke). Then I knocked at Mio's door and she said she had heard that the fire is in the street next to ours but now I've seen it's the fourth house down the road, to our right.
...
The nasty smell is still there, but the smoke is mostly gone by now. I feel like sighing a lot and wonder if I will sleep tonight.

My body has stopped shaking now. *sigh*

[Edit: Good morning. I'm at university now. After the electricity went out, the phone/internet connection died too last night (actually I'm surprised it lasted long enough for me to write the entry above). Not much more has happened, except that they started to open the street with an air hammer last night. At 3 a.m. I was still awake though. Electricity returned at 6 a.m. Internet is not back yet. When I left the house, they were still tugging cable out of the hole they made into the street last night. I'm so tired, I think I'll buy a cup of that dishwater they're selling as coffee in this university. OTL]

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chromaticaly
Jul. 10th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
that's really scary, i'm very glad to hear that you're alright. i hope everything will calm down soon and you'll be able to sleep. ;___; stay safe!! ♥
glareola
Jul. 10th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
I got a big scare, but I've already calmed down a bit. The big number of firefighters makes me feel safe, somehow, like they could immediately save me if I was in danger. Fire trucks are very loud, though! Even if I weren't too scared to sleep, I probably couldn't because the engine is so loud.
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glareola
Jul. 10th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
It's a scary thing indeed. And I was nacked just before the whole incident started, so I had to get dressed really quickly - I thought we might have to evacuate the house. ;_; You know, I always expected that in a situation like this I would first think about what to take with me (laptop? money? books?) but the only thing I thought about was: "In which shoes can I run fastest?"
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glareola
Jul. 11th, 2011 08:48 am (UTC)
Ah, me too! Sometimes I get up at night and sniff the air for smoke, because I'm scared there might be a fire somewhere. OTL

I tried to get some sleep, and I did... but it was very loud, esp. when they got the air hammer. As far as I know, everyone had left the building early enough, so nobody got hurt - I'm relieved!
caedya
Jul. 11th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
*huuuuuuuuugs*
fires are super scary >_< they say we should have a bag ready with all our important stuff in case we need to run immediately. i never made that bag coz my compy won't fit in it! XDDD
i'm glad you're ok! ♥
did you find out the cause of the fire?
glareola
Jul. 11th, 2011 08:52 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the hugs! ♥
Hm, that's actually a good idea with the emergency bag, but I don't know anyone who has a bag like that. OTL Maybe we're feeling too safe?

I don't know about the cause of the fire yet. After the fire was put out, there were several policemen investigating, but not very many, so I don't think the fire was set deliberately. There's a restaurant in the building, maybe the fire started in the restaurant's kitchen? I'll have to ask our caretaker when I meet her - she usually knows everything.
crazy_ryzz
Jul. 11th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Oh the scariness. D8
I remember when our kindergarten burned down right across the street many years ago. It was quite exiting when you were kid, seeing a fire. B'D But nowadays it's not nice to wake up in a sound of a fire alarm. It's scary.
But good that you are okay. And hopefully no one else got hurt.
glareola
Jul. 11th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
As far as I know, nobody got hurt. All of the inhabitants left the house very early. I'm relieved nothing worse has happened.

Even as a child I was scared of fire. XD But I was a scaredy-cat, I was scared of everything.
popsongnation
Jul. 11th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's really scary. It never burned that close to where I live.
So you didn't sleep all night? What did you do?
glareola
Jul. 11th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
I could have studied, I know. But studying in candle light is actually very strenuous. So I was lying on my bed and drifted in and out of sleep. First the fire engine was too loud, so I couldn't sleep. I looked out of the window and watched the fire fighters, policemen and others move around.
When they left some time after 1 a.m., I drifted away to sleep, but then at 3 a.m. the air hammer started. I got up and closed the window, but it made almost no difference and it got too hot in the room too. OTL At one point, the hammer must have stopped and I fell asleep, because when I woke up again it was 5.30 and they were still working out in the street, digging around in their hole. I tried to put on my lamp, it worked again at approx. 6 a.m. Then I slept again until 8 a.m. And that was my night. XD
Oh, and at approx. 11 p.m. I took my candle and went to the toilet.
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el lago, los valles,
los árboles que corren como ríos.
Llega una nube
y ciega la mirada;
luego descubre
un mar, un fuego.

Cuando duermes
se recoge la vela de tu tiempo,
se borra el libro
por la magia de la sombra
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A mis ojos,
la desaparición de tu día,
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