Welcome to AW, ellye.bee!I might as well try this. I'm new and looking to get some feelings hurt.
Like many stories before and dozens from now, this story started in the flames. With the world at its knees. With my world in the balance.
I like the style. And it's intriguing that the narrator has two worlds: "the world" that is at its knees to the flames, and "my world" that is in the balance. It draws an interesting triptych of the flames on one side, "the world" (which I assume is Earth) on the other side, and the narrator's world (which I assume isn't a planet so much as everything that makes up their past, present, and future life) in the middle.
Myself, I'd probably cut the first clause and begin with "This story started in flames...." because to me the first clause is a bit too twee and middle-grade-reader, but what comes after it sounds epic adult.