Smoke is the leading cause of death in home fires, and it can spread so quickly, you may only have three minutes or less to escape from the time a fire starts. The longer a fire burns, the more toxic the smoke becomes and the more likely you won’t be able to see your way out or use your normal exit route. Watch this video to see the real dangers of smoke including its speed and toxicity proving why you need to have working smoke alarms, closed doors before bed, and to create and practice fire escape plans A, B, and C (for when you can’t get out. Learn more at