The administration says that fire is dark, not bright. Its hot, toxic fumes and black smoke move quickly, making it very difficult to see.
To prepare for a fire, install smoke alarms on the inside and outside of every sleeping area and on every level of your home.
Create a fire escape plan and practice it with the other people you live with at least twice a year.
The U.S. Fire Administration is hosting Fire Prevention Week this year from October 3 to 9.