You have just five minutes to escape from your flat, if it is on fire. It used to be 15 minutes earlier. But the way houses are furnished these days, it takes five minutes for the fire to become widespread. Before that you have got to escape. Or you will be stuck. The rising number of fire accidents as well as the rate of fatalities proves this fact. A number of architects and engineers have confirmed the fact that flats in high rise apartments are high risk fact as far as fire accidents are concerned.