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MILL CREEK STORIES

10 Lessons
A house fire can change some
perspectives on things.
by Molly Dugger Brennan

The smoke detectors started
screaming at 2:20 a.m. Usually when my smoke detectors go off, it means that
dinner is ready.
Not this time. My husband
and I stumble through the
house trying to figure out
why the smoke detectors are
blaring. I know we're groggy
but we didn't smell or see
anything wrong.
First Lesson: Trust your
smoke detectors. Eventually,
I noticed that the living room
baseboard puffed wisps of
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smoke. It was just a delicate
sigh of smoke, hardly noticeable and in my sleepy haze
I just stood there, wondering why baseboards would
take up smoking. Turned out
the outer wall was far more
committed to fire and smoke
and we were in some serious
trouble.
Second Lesson: Bad things
happen when you are least
prepared to cope. There you
are, all cozy in a Nyquil-induced dream, severely underdressed, and thrown into a


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