You had to be there.
(submitted by Brennah)
Did someone say “insurance”?
Hey Mom! you won’t recognize the house when you get home
Foreclosure my arse!!
Definitely ‘shopped. SNORE
no, seriously, what’s the story?
This is a controlled burn. Fire Departments do them all the time, including mine. See the hose in the fireground. AND the roof has been ventilated PRIOR to the fire being set. That is why it’s burning in a pattern on the roof, spaced apart carefully. Fires don’t burn holes in the roof that nicely, LOL. And there is also no water ON the fire yet. So, yes, looks very much like a controlled burn. I must say though, we would never let anyone, let alone kids get that close to any burn let alone a controlled one. Things can still go very wrong and they would be in the way of hose lines, and firefighters. Not safe. But fun to watch!
It’s bring your kids to work day (daddy is a fireman)
Sure, they saved the camera, but not the dog.
Obviously, this picture is photoshopped cuz look at kids, they are fake.
Hm. The “Firestarter” remake doesn’t look quite as cool as I thought it was going to…
Squinting at this photo without my glasses, but is that a pile of firewood in front of the house?
“OK kids! I can’t quite get you all in the picture…… take a few steps backwards……. that’s right, move back…… move back………. back a little more! Ouch!!!
While our folks were in Myrtle Beach for their anniversary, we thought we’d prepare a little surprise for them.
Me again. I really doubt a controlled burn would be done on a house so close to those huge trees. Something doesn’t make sense her.
Those “flames” look very strange. Not real at all. And by the way, when a fire dept. does a controlled burn, children ARE NOT allowed to be that close. Just looks fake.
There is a fire hose in the foreground though.
the flames look perfectly fine—-you can search thousands of images of controlled burn, fire training….and find similar images; as for the kids, it would really depend on whose running the show as to whether or not to allow civilians, especially children, that close.
Came here to check comments about the roof on fire, was not disappointed, will buy again A+++
OK, that comment not only got a smile from me but actaully made me chuckle. Nice job.
I think the kids are in front of the house.. but it’s the fire that looks fake. Very fake.
Ditto… several people commented why you could clearly tell that the kids are standing there… but the fire totally looks off to me too.
I don’t doubt all of you with stories about controlled burns for demolition, firefighter training and google image search that shows similar photos, but the fire, especially coming out of the garage roof doesn’t look at all realistic to me.
That house is not on fire. The proper lexicon in the real estate business is to say that it’s “Seller Motivated.”
“Well, there go the family photo albums! Better start again as soon as possible!”
“This is our house. And we set it on fire!!”
THE ROOF, THE ROOF, THE ROOF IS ON FIRE…
Mom always said you knew dinner was done when the smoke alarm went off.
I actually had something like this happen at my house. Something sparked a big fire in our house, and we happen to live in a vacation town. Tourists thought it was a HIL-AR-IOUS photo op, to have their picture taken in front of a burning home. All while we sat hopeless across the street watching.
How sad that people would not respect your loss and privacy.
All their old awkward family photos were probably burning up in the house, so Mom & Dad wanted to start right away on taking some new ones. THAT’S dedication to awkward family photography if I ever saw it!
Hey everybody, its the 1st annual weiner roast! Someone go get Anthony!
Do you smell cookies??
Our neighbors had a “controlled” burn down of their a-frame cabin years ago, where the fire department was there. We have a bunch of photos of the whole thing. I’d like to think maybe this was a really on purpose kind of photo??!?!?
There was one by us about ten years ago. And everyone took pictures
Yep, Sally, I am pretty sure to think this is “practice” for the fire department. The kids are old enough to have a completely different look on their faces (horror, shock, terror) if it were truly their house . They just look much too relaxed. Now I am waiting for someone to use the dreaded term ‘photoshopped”. lol
Looks like a firehouse practice fire. I’ve seen a few of these, where an old building slated for demolition gets torched so the local fire crew can practice putting it out. The large hose on the left is something of a giveaway… My guess is daddy is a fireman. Cute shot!
Shew…at least they got the camera out!
I don’t think it’s photoshop. You can see the shadows behind the girls and they’re going the right way – and even when I zoom in really close, I don’t see any pixellated edges. I’d like to know what’s going on here, though. Maybe fire practice?
This is phunny – good photoshop job!
Reminds me of the picture of me and my siblings in front of a tornado… (if I can find it, it’s totally being uploaded here!)
“the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
we don’t need no water,
let the mother f*cker burn,
burn mother f*cker, burn”
the bloodhound gang
It’s real people. Fire departments burn down donated vacant houses for training… see the fire department hose on the bottom left of the pic?
Hey, a photo op is a photo op. I’m surprised there aren’t a couple politicians standing there with them.
That goofy Nero family from down the block … they’re always just fiddling around!
What the heck????? “ok, kids go stand in front of our burning house so I can send a picture to Grandma” (and don’t forget to smile)
“We’ll make this our Christmas card photo.”
Hey, does anyone else smell smoke?
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!
And if I do something bad…will you still love me?
I guess you could say bad Photoshop work is awkward.
no photoshop needed. the fire department is burning down a condemned house for training. the kids are really there.
glad I wasn’t there!
true. the fire department is burning down a condemned house for training.
Is the girl on the left holding a leash? Where’s the dog?!
Honey the house is burning!! Get the camera so we can take a picture of the kids…Ok kids smile for the photo. Say cheeseeeeeeeeeeee
The roof, the roof, the roof is on FIRE
This looks made up.
It almost looks fake…
Is’nt this photoshopped?
Well I hope to hell SOMEONE brought the marshmallows and wieners!
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