|If your house - or any other building that you are in - ever catches on fire, get out of the building as fast as you can. Crawl under the smoke so that it doesn't suffocate you. Don't hide from the fire or you will get burned. Don't stop to get anything. You can always buy new things. They may not be as good as your old things, but it is better to save your life than your favorite things. Your house might be saved, and then you would still be able to have your favorite things and your life. It is much safer to get out of the house and hope that the firemen can put the fire out before it burns up your things. You should not try to put out a fire, but your parents or another adult may use a fire extinguisher on a small fire if it seems safe to do so.
Never open a door that feels hot. Before you open any door in a fire, touch it briefly with the back of your hand. If the door feels hot, the fire on the other side of the door could be very big and the smoke could kill you. If the door is hot, go out a window. If you cannot do that either, then try another way. You should have at least two ways out of each room. If your clothes catch on fire, you should not run and move around. This helps the fire to get bigger. Instead, drop to the floor and roll until you have put the fire out. This action smothers the fire.
Title graphic from Smokey's Historical Artifacts.
Mouse animation from Animation-Central.com.
Flame animation from Best Animations.