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On December 27th, 2007, me and a friend of mine were between 8-9 years old just 2 days after Christmas. We were excited to meet up and show off anything new we were blessed with 2 days prior to the incident. We were at his house playing with WWE action figures until he pulled out a pack of sparklers. This is when the real fun began and one by one we lit up a sparkler, poking holes in stuffed animals and having the irresponsible fun of playing with fire and fireworks. Back as a 9 year old, I thought we had it under control, nothing to be worried about because we knew how to use sparklers.

We heard a noise outside, a friend of ours and his mother pulling in the driveway to pick us up. In a rush, My friend blew out what would be the last sparkler
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I was the closest one to the door so I answered it, it was someone we knew, asking for my friend. I explained he was not with me and I was not prepared for what she was going to say next. She tells me, so careless, plainly and casual, "well if you see him, tell him his house burnt down.". This absolutely shocked me, after the girl left, my mom and I drove by the house and indeed saw fire trucks finishing it off, nothing surviving the flames except a guitar, a skateboard, and thanks to a brave neighbor, the dog. I could not call his house phone, his house was charred, I did not know how to let my friend know. By the time I had talked to him, his whole family knew and it was a crazy thought to me, we actually burned his house down.

Afterword, everything was fine, they moved to the street behind them, and we definitely learned our lesson, after losing a whole house and all the valuables inside of it, my friend and I were definitely not quick at all to play with fire. We didn't ever really talk about it too much afterword we just forgot about it and it blew over. It was a lesson learned and we learned to be more responsible and more thoughtful towards our actions and from there on we never did anything like that

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