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How Long Do You Have To Get Out Of Your Home Before A Fire Becomes Life Threading?

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Long Do You Have To Get Out Of Your Home Before A Fire Becomes Life Threading? Your home can be engulfed in flames in as little a five minutes.

Astonishingly home fires can grow and move at a rapid rate, you literally only have minutes to get out and evacuate. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening and a residence can be engulfed in flames in five minutes... Now that's some scary stuff! It's vitally important to move and think fast when your home is on fire, which can be difficult when the fire produces gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Smoke and toxic gasses kill more people than flames, with a three-to-one ratio, asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths. 

To help protect you and your family, planning ahead and practicing fire safety could literally save lives. To learn more about what you can do to help prepare in case of a home fire, visit www.ready.gov/home-fires

If a fire occurs in your home, the first priority is for you and your family to get out and call for help.

If you need assistance with fire or smoke damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Henderson County today at 828-692-3337 

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