House fire safty

Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States. Fire isn't bright, it's pitch black. Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.

Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the super-hot air can sear your lungs.Heat is more threatening than flames. A fire's heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Instead of being awakened by a fire, you may fall into a deeper sleep. There is little time! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire.