If your clothes catch fire

If your clothes catch fire:

  • Don’t run around – you will fan the flames and make them burn faster
  • Lying down makes it harder for the fire to spread and reduces the effect of flames on your face and head - flames burn upwards
  • Smother the flames - cover the flames with heavy material, like a coat or blanket; this blocks the fire's supply of oxygen
  • Roll around – rolling smothers the flames