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 • 2 922

  • AquaLolツ
    AquaLolツ 20 hours ago

    Me to I literally left the house😂

  • Epic Gamer
    Epic Gamer Day ago

    No one:
    Boys on December 1st: 2:33

  • Esme Thomas
    Esme Thomas 2 days ago

    Why is that ugly girl with braces always in the videos

  • Lonley Flamey
    Lonley Flamey 2 days ago

    That’s a lot of jelly

  • Bob John
    Bob John 4 days ago

    I like your story's

  • Gacha Maya
    Gacha Maya 5 days ago

    but what if you don't live in america.. cause i live in australia and the dile is 000 so UwU

  • francisco rivera
    francisco rivera 8 days ago


  • Alonahstar Murdock
    Alonahstar Murdock 8 days ago

    Me:*blows out candle
    *Sees smoke come from wax
    *Calls cops
    Cops:you blowed your candle it's smoke and fire but it did nothing it didn't burn your house down
    Me:don't blame me blame storybooth

  • Anastasia Jane
    Anastasia Jane 9 days ago

    Gabriel Omg that’s so scary

  • Chris The Animator
    Chris The Animator 10 days ago

    When he said but who saved your life you should have said. Yeah but you made a mess again now we have to clean again.

  • Tahnia-Marie Rucker
    Tahnia-Marie Rucker 10 days ago

    My mom would make those all the time

  • xxMurcuryxx
    xxMurcuryxx 12 days ago

    dude! my mom is the same with cleaning!

  • Fred Garcia
    Fred Garcia 17 days ago +1

    Shes like danny tanner on full house that likes everything clean

  • Abigail Ruiz Santiago
    Abigail Ruiz Santiago 20 days ago

    My sister call911 today bc of this video she is 5years old and said”I saw it on a video and she saw smoke bc of my mom cooking chilly and was not joking

  • Kendrix O'Neal
    Kendrix O'Neal 21 day ago


  • dancing baldi
    dancing baldi 22 days ago

    You also forgot to say. WHERE YOUR SEATBELT AT THE END

  • orenges
    orenges 22 days ago


  • Maddy Browning
    Maddy Browning 27 days ago

    Or if ya Australian 000

  • Yinestriz Alcantara
    Yinestriz Alcantara 27 days ago

    my parents are from Dominican republic

  • Asmeret Tuba
    Asmeret Tuba 28 days ago

    My mom crashed my dad's car by accident 😑😫😭

  • MidoPlayz
    MidoPlayz 29 days ago

    Idk I feel satisfied learning Dios Mio

  • kid A.H.I
    kid A.H.I Month ago

    His brother is . . . Smh (Shakes My Head)
    I'm speechless

  • Hieu Lam Tran
    Hieu Lam Tran Month ago

    I don’t call 911 I call 000 I’m at Australia

  • gavinthegoodguy
    gavinthegoodguy Month ago

    1:24 His mom is freaking out

  • Candace Debassige
    Candace Debassige Month ago +1

    Who has tik tok
    Put your users in replys

  • Laura Lopez
    Laura Lopez Month ago +1

    I speak Spanish

  • Julia Ping
    Julia Ping Month ago

    I had a simler story

    So when i was really younge we had an really old toaster, this toaster sucked you had to tape the button down to make it work and it cought on fire, and me the hero saw the smoke and ran outside to tell my mom who was watering the flowers before brekfast so then she called 911 and then 4! FIRE TRUCKS came and it was put out, but we had to pay money for it all becuse it was a faluse alarm we could of had just put that thing out ourselves with a fire put out thing

  • Laura Lopez
    Laura Lopez Month ago +1


  • Cold Glass Of Milk
    Cold Glass Of Milk Month ago

    So she ran out and left her son with the pan?

  • Carol Karimi
    Carol Karimi Month ago

    What are your 11:01

  • Joce Knockwood
    Joce Knockwood Month ago

    Me:*puts out a fire*
    My friend: you did this Cleen up
    Me:who saved your life? Me that’s who >:(

  • Dg161990
    Dg161990 Month ago

    Nah boi I’m fine

  • Russiae Yeet Man
    Russiae Yeet Man Month ago

    I Called 911 For A Robbery And They Said DIE

  • Raul Duenez
    Raul Duenez Month ago


  • YO girl weird kid
    YO girl weird kid Month ago

    Storybooth : i stop smoking because it was deadly.
    Other stories : my father is pregnant with 100 baybys.

  • Calamati
    Calamati Month ago

    1 like for his mikrophone

  • amanda claro
    amanda claro Month ago

    don't worry you can say. something in Spanish im from Cuba

  • Andrew B
    Andrew B Month ago

    Me: Okay so kid every time you see fire on the pan or stove always call 911 when u cooking okie?
    My kid: So every time am cooking call 911?
    Me: Yep! :p

  • Aracely Alvarenga
    Aracely Alvarenga Month ago +1

    Do not call nine-one-one only real big fire stop drop and roll and then call 911

  • Aracely Alvarenga
    Aracely Alvarenga Month ago +1

    why didn't you do anything you could in the park tomorrow to say stop drop and roll those are three things to say

  • Marie Top Famous YouTube For kids

    Me: OMG!

  • Pastel Unicorn
    Pastel Unicorn Month ago

    Why is there so much dhapne? *IDK but maybe dhapne is the top person who is famous?*

  • Veronica T
    Veronica T Month ago

    Im australian its 000

  • Alex gamer
    Alex gamer Month ago

    Once when I was a baby i called 911



  • Glass is just hot sand

    1:57-2:57 that whole segment made me die I dont know why it was funny

  • memer
    memer Month ago

    Black people always make me crack up with their story’s!

  • Elijah Soto
    Elijah Soto Month ago

    My dude useing his xbox mi

  • Maggie Herrera
    Maggie Herrera Month ago

    Ok so I have a question what if there is smoke from something boiling?😐

  • Genesis Ramirez
    Genesis Ramirez Month ago

    That just like my mom

  • rosa varela
    rosa varela Month ago

    o i eat thoes

  • Skylar Gordon
    Skylar Gordon 2 months ago

    Bro dont worry itw not ur fault its ur mom she shouldn't have left on the stove

  • I.mogenx
    I.mogenx 2 months ago

    I just downloaded your app and published a story,I’m in LOVE with it

  • Mimi&ella Hernandez
    Mimi&ella Hernandez 2 months ago

    I’m Dominican I know I’m spanish

  • Yusicool Jansson
    Yusicool Jansson 2 months ago

    Have you seen KyoAni and Hilton Hotel on fire?

  • Nicola smith
    Nicola smith 2 months ago

    Love the finger detail at 2:55

  • Ella
    Ella 2 months ago

    i have a similar story but mac and cheese in the mcirowave lol

  • Zaariah Suddeth
    Zaariah Suddeth 2 months ago

    Same thing happened to me just with my cousins

  • Akshu95. Thavam21
    Akshu95. Thavam21 2 months ago

    u mean 991 and 000

  • 〔Hayley WentOof〕
    〔Hayley WentOof〕 2 months ago

    You have a fire extinguisher in your house?