I woke at 9am up on the 22/10/2020
I fed my Gallah and gave it fresh water I didnt have a cage so it had the whole spare bedroom at the front of the house to its self I had rescued it from the front of the local primary school after it was hit by a car.
Made myself a coffee.
Put on a movie which finished at around 11:30am.
feeling like I was wasting the day I decided to do some gardening.
I had been given some pumpkin and tomato sprouts a few days prior it was a beautiful day to be in the sun my dogs were running around happy as due to my depression I often lock myself away inside so they were overjoyed to see me out enjoying the day.
I had got a second sprout planted when I heard a fire alarm in my mind I thought oh thats coming from the neighbors but got up and began to walk back inside to check to see if I had perhaps left the stove on as I didn't have a kettle and used a pot to boil water for my coffee.
I quickly realised walking through the back door of my house that it was indeed my alarm also walking through the back door I walk straight to where the kitchen is nothings burning on the stove.
Quickening my steps 4 meters forward I round the corner to a hall way and see to my horror the thickest black smoke streaming from the top of the door of my spare bedroom smashing directly into the fire alarm. My beautiful feathered baby was my first and only thought I ran down the hallway to the door opening it to witness Hell on earth.
The heat and smoke smashes my face and invades my lungs I drop to my stomach and see him perfectly under the smoke looking at me. the wall to my right and the roof aflame I crawled towards him.
I reached out and snatched him in a tight grip I could smell my hair burning my skin on my ears cooking still crawling I shimmy my body back around towards the door as quick as I could a crawl to the door the fire is spreading above the door way onto ceiling in the hallway trying to think as calmly as possible my plan was to stand up and run outside throw my bird in the tree and get my other animals out.
I reached a point to where I felt a cool breeze finally and went to stand up. My feathered baby panicked it had been biting me the whole time but as I stood up I lost my grip and it flew back into the room hope was lost I reached my right hand back and tried to turn my face to ward the room to see if I could try again hope was lost the heat of hell was to much I had no choice but to heartbreakingly give up there was nothing more I could do my other animals needed me and I had to warn my community as fire in a small country town surrounded by bush is easily catastrophic.
I ran out the front and screamed and yelled louder then I had ever before.
I ran back to my front door my lounge room now full of smoke a call for my dogs the heat of hell was insane my girl dog ran straight out the door but my boy jumped up on my couch and just looked at me. I begged and begged him to come to me finally he sprung off the couch and ran out the door.
My cat I thought where was she last I had a thought as on my back patio in the backyard I had couches for the dogs she would often slumber behind.
I could go back inside so I jumped the fence to the yard rounded the corner ripped the couches forward there she was I thanked God for the first time.
I jumped the fence and atleast this stage a neighbor had pulled onto my drive way my mind running wild I had to secure my dogs I got them to another neighbors house with a secure yard.
Then broke down.
Asking God why & how!!!
Coughing up black soot and inconsolable an off duty EMT arrived and then the fire trucks worried for my health the EMT assured me my pets will be looked after and pleaded me to go with him to hospital a 40 minute drive to a larger town. Reluctant to leave my animal but realising I had no choice as I just kept coughing I agreed I noticed the fire fighters were standing around I later found out they had to wait about 40mins for an electrician to cut the power before they could fight it.
Everything in my home was destroyed clothes furniture the loss of a beloved pet family photos.
So I'm reaching out for help for me and my furbabys.
I have been offered a house
And will begin again.
keep me in your prayers at least and Ill pray you never see a day from Hell.
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