Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    this is so sad and the dog protected him till the end.
    The saddest part is this could have been easily prevented.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/4bb4ab9ca3c04a7189a5b0864daeca23
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I had a fire 2 years ago destroy everything I own, pets were the only ones home and survived with a little soot on their furs thanks to neighbors. Puts everything into perspective pretty quick, 1) make sure your fire detectors work. 2) when your kids are old enough teach them fire routes 3) make sure you have proper insurance, all of your possessions can be replaced.
     
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    Unless they're no longer made? But what does society teach us to begin with? (I know you know, but so many genuinely don't...)
     
  4. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Personally I wasn't effected at all by losing all of our stuff, as long as I have a computer of some sort I'm good, my wife was having close to a nervous breakdown, and my daughter was too young to know a difference, so each person takes it differently. I can't imagine losing a kid to a fire though, the guilt would haunt you for a lifetime. I'd rather die in the fire then have to think about that.

    Society definitely puts too much emphasis on owning stuff, may sound funny saying that on a forum dedicated to "stuff".
     
  5. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    One of the best posts I have read in a long long time.

    And a sad story at that.
     
  6. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I had our rental house burn down while we were sleeping at night. lost everything.
     
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    Mom said there is no greater pain than burying one of your own kids :(
     
  8. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Damn man so sorry to hear, I feel for ya
     
  9. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    don't worry it was 35 years ago. but i never feared fire. i was playing with gas when I was 13 and burned my leg bad but I never panicked I dropped and rolled but it took a bit to go out. so when the house burned I was not scared. kind of strange really.
     

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