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Well, the first thing to do is always try to get out of the house. It is best to stay on the floor of the first story (if you cannot leave) because the smoke from the fire rises to the ceiling. If you inhale the smoke, it can kill you. Since it rises, staying on the ground should keep you from deadly smoke until you escape.

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This is because you don't breathe in the smoky air.

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