I Thought My House Was on Fire!

  • Published on May 30, 2019
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    This is the story of how Gabriel's house burned down. Well, how it almost burned down. Here's how it happened - it's just Gabriel and his brother Michael, and his Mom and Dad, basic family of four. Now, his Mom, like a lot of parents, is really adamant (crazy) about keeping the house neat and clean AT ALL TIMES!
    So, on this day, his Mom announced to the family that they had to make the house spotless and beautiful because her best friend from the Dominican Republic was coming to stay with them. She gave them all household chores to do, and yelled at them that they had better be on their best behavior!
    So his brother started cleaning up the inside of the house, and Gabriel got tasked with raking the leaves and cleaning up the lawn and yard. So, he grabbed a rake, put his headphones on and started raking and jamming out and checking his social media and just trying to stay out of his Mom's way and maybe rake a few leaves wile he was at it.
    But suddenly he heard his Mom screaming - Dios Mio! - so he ran to the front door, swung it open to ask what was wrong but before he could say anything his Mom rushed past him and out the door. He looked in and saw a blurry cloud of smoke and fire, and then through the smoke he saw his brother running around the kitchen with a flaming pan in his hand.
    All at once it dawned on him what must have happened - his Mom was doing too many things at once, typical - and she had been cooking Fritos and was heating the oil for the plantains and she must have forgotten about it while she went to clean, and it was on high heat - it must have caught on fire, and then the whole oven started to smoke and caught fire.
    HIs brother was spraying the fire extinguisher everywhere and Gabriel thought it was probably all taken care of, but when he went back to check on his Mom she was on the lawn totally freaked out, needing some major counselling, or the FDNY, or something, and she pointed to the house. He looked back, and now there was smoke coming out of every window, and through the roof, everywhere.
    On the outside, seeing this, he stayed cool, but on the inside he was full of anxiety, his brain on red alert, sounding the alarm. So, he did what he had been taught to do. He saw smoke and fire and so he dialed 911. This was an emergency, right? There was smoke and fire. They needed fire trucks responding and police and paramedics and whatever else gets sent to a house on fire, about to burn down, or, well, sending clouds of smoke out.....
    They answered, 911 what's your emergency. There's smoke coming out of the house, and fire, and you guys have to get over here quick! He thought his house was on fire. He was proud that he had handled it so calmly, but his Mom came over and yelled at him. Why did you dial 911? It's just some smoke! What? he said. He reminded her that she and others had taught him, always. if you see smoke or fire you need to just immediately call 911, so he called 911!
    But as if he didn't feel bad enough about it, they sent what seemed like the entire fire department AND police department AND paramedics AND ambulances and it was just super embarrassing. The firefighters stayed and used a giant fan to clear the smoke, and really the only damage was all the foam that his brother had sprayed everywhere.
    They had more cleaning to do, but they were alive, and Michael was taking all the credit for that. Still, Gabriel believes he did the right thing - always call 911 if you see smoke or fire! And he would tell you I thought my house was on fire.
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Comments • 2 770

  • Winter and Cookie
    Winter and Cookie 19 hours ago

    The mom is like my sister yaya

  • asYAHAWAHliveth
    asYAHAWAHliveth 21 hour ago +1

    I am watching this now but the mom was dumb

  • Zara Vargas
    Zara Vargas Day ago

    This story was so funny cause i am dominican

  • Danielė Matukaitė

    1:45 He said to fire department that smoke is coming from his house, so why fire department and police are so shocked that it's not fire

  • Sienna Simeon
    Sienna Simeon Day ago

    I like the fact they gave us a free recipe in the middle of the video.

  • Anyanelis Molina


  • Anyanelis Molina

    Thats where I am right now.

  • Saf Styles
    Saf Styles Day ago

    My mom has cleaning OCD lol

  • Abyss
    Abyss Day ago

    0:43 get some carboard or paper and put the leaves on, they arnt touching the ground then

  • Lacey Garcia
    Lacey Garcia 2 days ago

    A few times I used to eat those banana things I don't remember what they're called

    ABBY DORA USU 2 days ago +1

    1:09 So I'm Nigerian, and in Nigeria we have this food that is exactly like Fritos called Dodo and it's so good😻😹.

  • New Lobsterwaffles gaming

    U know it’s kinda funny

  • Niman Farah
    Niman Farah 2 days ago

    U guy almost dead

  • Pontus Gustafsson
    Pontus Gustafsson 2 days ago

    I live in Sweden so it's 112.

  • KI BI
    KI BI 3 days ago +1


  • zizo the #1 san antonio spurs fan

    My house was on fire before

  • Neinei Robert
    Neinei Robert 3 days ago

    This is funny

    SUB TO MIE 3 days ago +1

    No, I will not call 911 if I see a fire because I live in New Zealand and here the emergency number is 111

  • Candacee Bailey
    Candacee Bailey 3 days ago

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  • Natalia Lara
    Natalia Lara 4 days ago

    My mom is like his mom because she is neat

  • Scarlet Mercedes
    Scarlet Mercedes 4 days ago +1


  • William E.A. will
    William E.A. will 4 days ago

    guys I'm not sure if this is real because this would of been on the news

  • Zycyx
    Zycyx 4 days ago

    You sure it wasnt *the Aurora Borealis in the house?*

  • Chayoun Lee
    Chayoun Lee 4 days ago


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  • Anne Chee Lu
    Anne Chee Lu 4 days ago

    No i dont trust you

  • Chocolate Noob
    Chocolate Noob 4 days ago

    My house did catch on fire 🔥you’re lucky yours was just a false alarm😢

  • pinkHaspower1
    pinkHaspower1 4 days ago

    Lol when I was about 7 years old my mom had a doctors appointment and she had to go early, she left me there for about three minutes (Only three minutes it was an emergency) my dad was going to come in about 2 min but I thought they left me and called the police XD And I did not know what a address was so I said “ the house with 2 swings and a white door” My dad came like 2 minutes later and he had to explain to the lady why he left me home XD

  • gudberto rocha
    gudberto rocha 4 days ago

    Im mexican proof hola como estas bien

  • bryatny betsabe
    bryatny betsabe 5 days ago

    Im from Dominican Republic so he said fritos I wa like yes there delicious

  • Haidorah Haidorah
    Haidorah Haidorah 5 days ago

    No you take your strict parents and go out of my site I only watch story booth for entertainment purposes

  • charlie._.dreamvlogs 1

    I like how she runs out and dosnt come back for the brother

  • Pragedis Garcia
    Pragedis Garcia 6 days ago

    She has a friend from Dominican republic I’m from Dominican republic

  • gamers and tricks always

    0:16 that's my dad this place better be clean

  • Veronica
    Veronica 6 days ago

    I don't know the wars thing cod happen in the house

  • Briana Nunez
    Briana Nunez 6 days ago

    I am from the Dominican Republic I am Dominican

  • Fire Baller
    Fire Baller 6 days ago +1

    He literally used a fan to blew the smoke

  • Kawi Girl8 Cas
    Kawi Girl8 Cas 6 days ago

    My moms house ACTUALLY was set on fire and me mom and my sister were sleeping when it was set on fire

  • John Bijani
    John Bijani 7 days ago


  • Black Cherry
    Black Cherry 7 days ago

    “Not one better be on the ground” hahaha
    Best thing to say to your kids when cleaning up with toys clothes etc

  • gost girl
    gost girl 7 days ago

    A mi me gusta tu espalñol niño

  • Mavelly Guzman
    Mavelly Guzman 7 days ago

    I'm sorry but why does his brother look like Max from camp camp

  • a plus gaming
    a plus gaming 8 days ago

    Hello I would like to share a story

  • Christina costilow
    Christina costilow 8 days ago

    Im just getting acne adds 😂

  • Kevin Neale
    Kevin Neale 8 days ago

    Does anybody else notice the weird braces girl in like every episode

  • Kiaraleas Ortega
    Kiaraleas Ortega 8 days ago

    Me: you ruind the house
    My parents: who saved your life

  • Geisha Xenon Edits
    Geisha Xenon Edits 8 days ago

    There was this one time me and my brother were cooking fries and then we left it on high heat so when we were talking we got distracted so when our dad came back there was a huge fire inside the kitchen so my dad told us to go outside and there are those, like bars on top so we can see and when my dad put water in the pan the fire was so huge it was touching the kitchen cabinet but thank God there was no more fire. But my dad got hurt by the oil :

  • marissa varela
    marissa varela 9 days ago

    Of it’s a low fire then just put a pan on it and put it down don’t put water on it I’ll just make it worse but if it’s already high and a half of it to low fire then just put a pan on it and put it down don’t put water on it I’ll just make it worse but if it’s already high and hi call 911

  • Rich Weed
    Rich Weed 9 days ago

    2:51 so if my mom is cooking something ima call 911👌

  • Sarah Seben
    Sarah Seben 9 days ago

    Puasa 31 may

  • Ryan crooks
    Ryan crooks 10 days ago

    I have a water hose so I use that

  • Estelle Lukastiva
    Estelle Lukastiva 10 days ago

    I will

  • Savana Delgadillo
    Savana Delgadillo 10 days ago

    Any other Dominicans here!?🇩🇴

  • Mirelys Candelario
    Mirelys Candelario 10 days ago

    I bet the boy was like shet mom to all your falt b mother f hahaha

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  • Charlotte Casey
    Charlotte Casey 11 days ago

    What the heck

  • Bill Nye Or Mohammad Abuelhawa

    I have a story too its not fake on July 5th my large garbage dumpster was on fire do to the cause of still lit firework I was taking a shower when this happened and my neighbor was doing a BBQ but he noticed smoke coming and he called my brother but he closed the window then he went to the apartment door and rang the thing but my brother was playing then I come out the shower and see threw the window I see a red light so I look out side and see a fire truck my mom says in Arabic what are you looking at I said there's a fire truck my brother who was in the bedroom comes and looks then he talks to the neighbor and he told him to leave then we left to see fire men extinguished the garbage dumpster then the neighbors daughter shows me footage of the fire I was shocked then my neighbor showed my mom and brother two pictures of the fire also the garbage dumpster is next to the cable if it wasn't for him I could have lost my life and it's not fire that's sends a deadly gas when fire come with contact with garbage a more deadly gas which could kill instantly maybe so just make sure when your throwing away your firework make sure no fire is left thank you for reading so be safe☺

  • rapixd killer
    rapixd killer 12 days ago

    In my country its112

  • Grand Continental Railways Rec

    Plantanod fritos... I eat those too

    GAMERPLAYS jr 13 days ago

    I understand spanish and i love fritas

    GAMERPLAYS jr 13 days ago

    Ia Belizean

  • GamerJonathan
    GamerJonathan 13 days ago

    Sue not use

  • GamerJonathan
    GamerJonathan 13 days ago

    Fired not tiered

  • GamerJonathan
    GamerJonathan 13 days ago

    The same thing happened to me today I was not that that scared but I don't want people to think I'm copying you but I'm not it was crazy but the air conditioning was leaking and that's how my grandma's house was completely filled with smoke all because of quality heating and air conditioning a guy named tarry works there and I hope he gets tired from his job he's not a prefetional guy for that job he nearly put our fricking house on fire i want to use but I'm a little kid(8 years old)so ya

  • SUGAryYetSaltyFry Lotus

    “I Thought My House Was On Fire” lucky you my house was actually on fire and burnt down

  • quackgansoonYo
    quackgansoonYo 16 days ago

    Mexicans are the best ✨

  • Craver 2.0
    Craver 2.0 16 days ago

    Every time my mom cooks this fog smoke thing comes out and this one time I ran outside and I said *FIRE!* and the Neighbors ran outside and said what’s going on and still to this day I’ll never forget that 😁

  • Cristal ash wolf
    Cristal ash wolf 16 days ago

    Im Dominican Republic two!!!😄😄

  • Nisha Mandaliya
    Nisha Mandaliya 17 days ago +1

    me sees smoke cause food is really hot but oven is off: CALL 911 THERE'S SMOKE ON THE FOOD
    911 comes: u serious
    me: eh i DID NOTHING

  • AZ Productions
    AZ Productions 17 days ago

    I mean.. he didnt save your life you were outside, sooooooo... yeah!

  • Amanda Brobbey
    Amanda Brobbey 17 days ago

    I’m African and I eat plantain

  • Mash_potato _man
    Mash_potato _man 17 days ago

    This family is Spanish because all of the stuff is Spanish and I am Spanish and half English

  • Marleni Rubio
    Marleni Rubio 17 days ago

    Mmmm plátanos fritos with carema

  • Sulma González
    Sulma González 17 days ago

    Were are u from i am from guatemala and i love plátanos fritos

  • Maddie Gacha
    Maddie Gacha 18 days ago


  • Martha Gonzalez
    Martha Gonzalez 18 days ago

    Mom:if you see a fire call 911
    Kid:I know what’s the number?!?!?
    Mom:YoU StUpId kid

  • Elizabeth Gomez
    Elizabeth Gomez 19 days ago

    At least you are safe

  • acu 200
    acu 200 19 days ago

    Is smoke fire no its not u can borrow my glasses

  • Ayden Nolte
    Ayden Nolte 19 days ago

    Best Mic ever

  • Idėjų Miškas
    Idėjų Miškas 20 days ago

    Oh my god. Yestherday my neighbours’s panrry where they put all they 🔧🔨⛏🔩... It yestherday was on fire!😨 In a big fire! So there was the big car

  • TheBlackWolfsSoul62
    TheBlackWolfsSoul62 20 days ago

    *DIOS MIO*

  • Arlo Catsuki
    Arlo Catsuki 22 days ago

    Kid in the end: *If you ever see smoke or sign to a fire in your house call 911 right away*
    Me: *i LiVe iN eNglAnD* (Not Really)

  • Queen Joselin
    Queen Joselin 22 days ago

    Okay this if funny 😂

  • casual Cinimonroll
    casual Cinimonroll 23 days ago

    Micle looks like the guy from camp camp

  • Tasnim Adiel
    Tasnim Adiel 23 days ago +1


  • Cotton Candy Gacha
    Cotton Candy Gacha 23 days ago

    My microwave cover got caught on fire. I was home alone with my cousin, my brother, and my sister. (And my nana)I smelt something but I ignored it. We were all in our phones and then my sister smelled the smoke too then she said that there was a fire. Like the idiots we were, we yelled for our nana and then she came. Also one time in the hotel, my mom put napkins in the microwave with the pizza (We don't have a microwave so it was a long time since she used one". The napkin caught on fire and my mom beat it with the stick we got for the marshmallows. I talk a lot.

  • Danielle Gillespie
    Danielle Gillespie 23 days ago

    I know how it feels to get your house burned down because it happened to me before because my mom left the stove one and it had grease on it so I had to save my little sister from her room.😿

  • Banna Smoothy
    Banna Smoothy 23 days ago +2

    "If you ever see smoke or signs of a fire in your house , call 911 right away."
    *Boy calls 911 because smoke is coming out of the house and not an actual fire...*

  • Peppa Pig
    Peppa Pig 24 days ago

    loS frIJoleS

  • girl 25
    girl 25 24 days ago +1

    This story is soo relatable!

  • EnderBorn
    EnderBorn 24 days ago


  • FluffyJrPlayz
    FluffyJrPlayz 24 days ago

    Legit my mom in a nutshell

  • Sans Gaming SGT
    Sans Gaming SGT 24 days ago


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    *HIGH HEAT? WHY THE HECK DO YOU PUT IT ON DANGING HIGH HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

  • FlikK Hale
    FlikK Hale 25 days ago +1

    Are we gonna talk about how they mum just ran out to save herself

  • Infinite GamesYT
    Infinite GamesYT 25 days ago

    But it actually was my dad in kitchen

  • Nehemiah Blanco
    Nehemiah Blanco 25 days ago

    This guy is autistic he thought his house was on fire🤣🤣🤣🤣