NEVER use gasoline to get a fire going!


#1

I bet you wonder who I am…since I’ve not been here in so long. Well unfortunately, I have…and still am…recovering from a fire gone bad. My husband was always the poster child for not using gas on a fire. Its one thing to get it started, but once lit, NEVER bring it out.

Well, we had a fire going, but having some wet wood, couldnt get it going…and stay going. We’d get it flaming, but then we’d stick some of the wood that wasnt so dry and it would go out. Well, he decided to put some gas in a cup and get it going (mistake #1). Well my 11 mo old baby and I were sitting about 4 feet away (mistake#2). It didnt immediately go up, but sat for just a second…making my husband put just a little more. It finally blew up like a bomb. It knocked him off his feet, which made the little gas left in the cup splatter on us!!! The fire did not seem to be going at all…but there were just enough coals to heat up the fumes causing this tragedy.

We were very lucky. Most burns were superficial to 2nd degree. Actually the baby’s bandages were taken off yesterday. His wounds are deemed healed. Of course now there will be several weeks of massaging cream on his burns to help them not scar. I still have a few wounds that are open and still need covered. Luckily he was on my lap and I was able to put him out immediately.

You will never know the pain…and not just physical pain that I endured that night. I have had nightmares of the images that will never leave my mind. So please take heed!!! PLEASE NEVER EVER USE GAS!!! My husband was the poster child for not using gas on a fire. He always thought he was safe with it. There is NO SAFE WAY TO USE GAS ON A FIRE…NEVER!!!


#2

Sorry to hear that, but i’m glad that you and your baby are recovering. I wouldn’t use gas anyway, only lighter fluid.


#3

Re: RE: NEVER use gasoline to get a fire going!!

:agree


#4

Re: RE: NEVER use gasoline to get a fire going!!

:agree[/quote]

Lighter fluid can ignite just the same you know!!! Whatever the case…just be CAREFUL!!!


#5

I started a grill with methanol once… yea the coals were old and I had some racing fuel laying around from a kart engine I had sold… yep… it wen’t boom but luckily I threw a match on it instead of pouring the fuel on an existing fire :confused:

glad you and your kid are ok, and your husband too


#6

Re: RE: NEVER use gasoline to get a fire going!!

:agree[/quote]

Lighter fluid can ignite just the same you know!!! Whatever the case…just be CAREFUL!!![/quote]

:agree


#7

Glad to hear that everyone is ok. Its kind of wierd how one incident can COMPLETELY change your whole perspective on a certain subject.


#8

I cant believe I didnt see this post!!!

I am so glad that you and your child (and hubby) are all doing good now! Its a shame that men can be so stupid sometimes. LOL :frowning:


#9

No it doesnt!!! My husband has always been the one lecturing about fire…and then that happens to us. We always thought we were being safe. Its just too scary!!!


#10

We use to soak tennis balls in gas light them and play catch at night :smiley:
I do the same shit all the time i’m just glad your all ok…Next time pour it on the wood and throw the wood in the pit :dunno