fire escape

an apparatus or structure used to escape from a burning building, as a metal stairway down an outside wall.

1670–80 Unabridged
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fire escape
a means of evacuating people from a building in the event of fire, esp a metal staircase outside the building

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Example sentences
The bank of rubble that barred the entrance to the fire escape was almost
Know about and practice fire escape routes at home, work, and school.
Some fled down a rear fire escape, and others were trapped.
Establish fire escape routes from every room in your house and teach family
  members what to do in case of a fire.
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