A fire should never be left unattended. Carefully extinguish the flames before going to bed or leaving the house. Douse and saturate the ashes with water and give them time to completely cool before putting them in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. The container should be stored at least 10 feet away from the house or other building.
Finally, it in spite of all your safety precautions, a fire does occur in your home, working smoke detectors and an escape plan will significantly increase your family’s chances of surviving.
Install smoke alarms on every level of your house. Test them regularly and change the batteries at least once a year. Practice your family escape plan so everyone knows what to do and where to go in case of a real emergency.