The NZ Fire Service has created a simulated domestic fire escape situation at www.escapemyhouse.co.nz
The three things needed for fire are: 1. combustible material; 2. an ignition source, and 3. oxygen. Eliminate any one of them and the fire goes out.
The biggest problem that needs regular safety checks is the ignition source: devices or their batteries or appliances that can get dangerously hot. If it comes in contact with combustible material then you have the makings of a fire. Anything approaching the ignition point of paper – 233 degrees Celcius – is obviously dangerous.
See also the earlier post on the Waikanae Fire Station open day.