1 month passed after fire in high-rise, Where my apartment is. I still can’t live there, because of horrible smell of burning and soot.
It was really awful day.
I came home after train travel🚂 . I was tired. I just took sleepy pills and went to bed.
Morning. I opened my eyes and feel smoke. I tried understand what happened. I came to windows. smoke was from apartment down.
It was awful and scared smoke. It was very black and smell as that you can’t breathe.
My mind started work as in emergency, i didn’t feel panic. I just knew that every panic will kill time but it will not give results. I called to the fire department, in 40 min I will know that my call was call that saved 5 people.
I changed clothes, went to bathroom but a lot of smoke was there, you couldn’t see anything, I took towel wet it and put on nose and mouth. So I could breathe.
I took more towels wet them and put under bathroom door, and smoke stoped come from. But I won just some minutes. Everything like military dad taught me. I understood that I couldn’t go to stairs, smoke was everywhere, I will pass out. Smoke started come from door and keyholes. I make wet towels.
I took all documents and money and put it in bag.
All that I could do -wait fireman. Was it scary? It was very fucking scary . You don’t have way, just no ways... I heard noice near door and voice “open! We are firemen”.
I opened door , they came to apartment. Gave to me mask with oxygen, finally I could breathe. then fireman threw me on his shoulder and went downstairs. He said “be careful, here is very hot door.” And my arms touch hot metal of door. It’s awful. Fire like big monster destroys and eat everything on his way.
I didn’t see anything, just smoke like a milk everywhere. All that I could hear it’s firefighter's breath. it was smooth and decisive, I remembered that it made me calm.
I started hear voices, and see my friend who tried run upstairs. There was so many smoke yet, and he was without mask. Later I knew that it he saved me, he tried go upstairs and said that I was in apartment.
Fireman took off mask and said “good girl”.
I still feel fear, when I think about that day.
Longer15 minuets in my life.. - 3 hours ago