1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

So I had to call the fire department today.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by LEX, May 16, 2011.

  1. May 16, 2011 at 6:22 PM
    #1
    LEX

    LEX [OP] --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    I was in my living room when I heard a crackling sound. Sounded like rain hitting the concrete. I get up to open the blinds expecting to see rain. Nope, what I saw was a fire in my back yard about 10 ft high. I run outside to see my elderly neighbor just looking at it. I grab my garden hose and yelling asking if she dialed 911. Her response was that she didn't have a phone. Seriously???

    So I'm trying to put this fire out with a garden hose and it's close to my wooden fence. The fence catches on fire and the fire is spreading like crazy to the bayou. Yep, there's a bayou behind me. During this, I'm on the phone with 911 for at least 10 minutes. Seems like no matter what I did, the fire was spreading faster and faster. My other neighbor finally comes running out and puts his garden hose to use. Later, my elderly neighbor tells me one of the neighborhood kids started it. Fire department gets here and was trying to put out the fire for at least 30 minutes. Thank goodness it wasn't close to my house.

    As procedure, they had to call in an arson specialist. They're now going to question all the kids on my block.
     
  2. May 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM
    #2
    LEX

    LEX [OP] --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    Sorry about any bad grammar or misspellings. I'm posting from my phone and still shakin up. The fire dpt just left.
     
  3. May 16, 2011 at 6:25 PM
    #3
    Detective_Dan

    Detective_Dan "Place original and witty user title here"

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Member:
    #27235
    Messages:
    4,506
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    2014 DCSB Beast / 2016 Yamaha FZ-07
    Pelfreybilt Plate Bumper, Pelfreybilt Sliders, OME 886/Dakars, SCS F5's, 33" Ko2's, Cobra 75WXST/3' Firestik, oil catch can, aero turbine 2525, rear differential breather extension, bedmat, weathertech digital fit front/rear, BHLM, custom shiftknob (made by me),
    Sounds like a crazy ass monday....
     
  4. May 16, 2011 at 6:25 PM
    #4
    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Member:
    #46777
    Messages:
    3,594
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Valrico
    Vehicle:
    04 civic & 08 Street glide
    Wow let us know how it turns out, im glad your house is safe.
     
  5. May 16, 2011 at 6:25 PM
    #5
    motorsport36

    motorsport36 Morto un papa, se ne fa un'altro

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Member:
    #53674
    Messages:
    1,888
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Furnace, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma TRD Off road 4x4 DCLB
    Thats crazy!
     
  6. May 16, 2011 at 6:26 PM
    #6
    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Member:
    #48988
    Messages:
    4,762
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    '11 AC MGM OR
    Kings all-around w/ 700lb coils, Dakar leaf pack, TC uca's, DO single hoop bumper, BAMF bolt-on sliders w/ kickouts, Rigid 20" e-series spot/flood, aFe pro-dry, BFG KM2 255/85/16, silver TRD FJ wheels, WARN M8000-s, Access LE, Grillcraft, BAMF lightbar, BAMF rear dif skid, BAMF LCA skids, window tint, Wet Okoles, WeatherTech floorliners, Silverstar lights, led dome lights, Redline Tuning hood struts, center console lock mod, mag-lite mod, extra d-rings, re-routed exhaust, ATO skids, ATO Hi-Lift mounts, pipe tailgate lock, seatbelt alarm delete, wheel/spare locks, Viper 5901, LoJack... WISHLIST: a golden canary that poops platinum
    Dang! Glad your stuff is alright. Any pictures?
     
  7. May 16, 2011 at 6:28 PM
    #7
    LEX

    LEX [OP] --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    My home desktop is under construction. I'll post pics that I took using my phone tomorrow when I get to work.
     
  8. May 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM
    #8
    LEX

    LEX [OP] --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    Scotch time. I need it.
     
  9. May 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM
    #9
    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Member:
    #18467
    Messages:
    4,865
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    DFW, Tx.
    Vehicle:
    09 Double Cab TRD Sport 4x4
    Holy shit...thank God you were home! That bitch probably would have watched your entire neighborhood burn to the ground.
     
  10. May 16, 2011 at 6:36 PM
    #10
    KEG'sTACO

    KEG'sTACO FJ Cruiser

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Member:
    #36405
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kurt
    Auburn, AL
    Vehicle:
    '08 FJ Cruiser
    Leveled, 33" BFG A/Ts, Demello Offroad front flat-top bumper, Demello Offroad rear 3-piece bumper, 17" Liquid Metal Gatlins, Pioneer audio upgrade, custom mounted 10" subwoofer, offroad interior
    That's ridiculous! It's horrible that whoever (most likely a child/teen) did it with no regard to anybody else's life or property and decided to do it in a stranger's yard. Some people have no self-respect or the means of thinking past the two seconds ahead of them and due to that, they probably don't deserve those two seconds...oxygen thieves.
     
  11. May 16, 2011 at 6:36 PM
    #11
    LEX

    LEX [OP] --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    Yeah, she was standing there as though she was at camp. She's kinda off, so I forgive her.
     
  12. May 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM
    #12
    LEX

    LEX [OP] --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    I bet it's the same kid that popped fireworks in my mailbox during New Years. I also reported that to the arson specialist, so we'll see what happens. Punks.
     
  13. May 16, 2011 at 6:41 PM
    #13
    VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla Itsnevertoearlytostartbee fingupyourobituary

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Member:
    #50504
    Messages:
    1,291
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    East Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 BSP Pre Runner SR5
    Tint. (DONE) Soon to come. 3in Llift (OME) Color matched grill (DONE) BHLM (DONE) Tail tint (DONE) Pro comp rims (8069) End goal: Murdered out truck
    damn children of the corn
     
  14. May 16, 2011 at 6:42 PM
    #14
    KEG'sTACO

    KEG'sTACO FJ Cruiser

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Member:
    #36405
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kurt
    Auburn, AL
    Vehicle:
    '08 FJ Cruiser
    Leveled, 33" BFG A/Ts, Demello Offroad front flat-top bumper, Demello Offroad rear 3-piece bumper, 17" Liquid Metal Gatlins, Pioneer audio upgrade, custom mounted 10" subwoofer, offroad interior
    So, this is a repeat occurrence? In that case, I'd let word spread around the neighborhood kids that you're a crazy bastard who enjoys dragging kids into the bayou, to which their family never hears from them again. If you strike fear, punks won't dare dish out some baby-back bullshit like arson.
     
  15. May 16, 2011 at 7:04 PM
    #15
    LEX

    LEX [OP] --- --- --- - ----

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9991
    Messages:
    3,591
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    100 Series LC
    Since they're my neighbors, I try to be as cool as I can. We're supposed to watch eachothers property/back and the last thing I want to do is get on a neighbors bad side. What I need to do is have a chat with parents in the area.

    After today, I'm beginning to feel that it's every man for himself. On a good note, I met some neighbors that I've never met before. They were cool.

    I've been living here for 2 years, fwiw.
     
  16. May 17, 2011 at 7:47 AM
    #16
    Spitz Stang

    Spitz Stang Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Member:
    #11042
    Messages:
    326
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    2012 DC TRD OR 4x4
    OME 885 / Dakar,5100's, 265/65-16
    If they find the kid he will be charged. All of Houston is under a burn ban and they do not play around when this type of thing happens. The kid may be headed to a juvenile jail for a while, so your problems with him may go away soon.
     
  17. May 17, 2011 at 8:01 AM
    #17
    aaronatl

    aaronatl ©1975

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Member:
    #6804
    Messages:
    649
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cap'n Crunch
    In A Big Country
    Vehicle:
    it hauls tostitos
    she should have been able to dial 911. even if she has no phone service. I have paid the 3 dollar 911 fee for years. only have family cell plan now!!
     
To Top