Neighbouring apartment or the stairway is on fire

If the neighbouring apartment or the stairway is on fire:

  • Stay in your own apartment and keep doors closed – smoke is lethal and kills fast, so never go into a smoke-filled stairway
  • Call 112
  • Block any gaps around the door, for example with a moist towel
  • Wait for rescue on the balcony or next to an open window
  • If necessary, get the rescue workers' attention by shouting or by other means