Smoke makes it difficult to see when trying to escape – so plan how you’d escape in the case of a fire and then practice it with your family
The best exit is usually the nearest exit but make sure you have a back-up plan in case its blocked. Ground floor windows would be appropriate in this case. First floor windows are also appropriate as an alternative route if you're physically capable.
Make sure everyone knows the escape plan.
If there’s smoke, keep as low as possible as the air’s clearer there.
Check doors before you open them –if they’re hot, there’s fire on the other site so use your plan B exit.
If you’re the last one out, close the door behind you to stop the progress of the fire.
Raise the alarm, call 999 once out of danger and do not re-enter the property once you have left.