Seven people die in the U.S. from house fires every day according to the National Fire Protection Association.
As Fire Prevention Week wraps up, it's important for you to know what to do in the case of a fire emergency.
Firefighters say getting yourself and family members out of the house safely should be your top priority. You should stay low to the ground when there is smoke because the air is cleaner and it will be easier for you to breathe. Once you're outside or in a safe location, call 911. You should never call for emergency when you're still in an area that's burning.
As always, if your clothes catch fire, you should stay calm, and then stop, drop and roll while covering your face.
Smoke alarms are extremely important in preventing fires -- research shows it cuts your risk of dying in a home fire in half.
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