When I used to do fire training… Long, long ago… we used to have “fire hose reels”. These were enormous hosepipes, on reels, that you could – in the event of a fire – grab one end of – run to the fire and try and fight it with the full pressure of mains water.
And they used to say “try and fight the fire, but if it’s too big then make make your escape”. Or words to that effect*.
I keep looking around and wondering if the fire’s too big already.
* Now they give you a little dinky fire extinguisher and say “If it’s a tiny fire and you think you might be able to put it out quickly, then maybe give it a go. But really, you should just leave”**.
** At least they say that in the UK. Here they’re a bit more gung-ho, and there’s still a bit more of a try-to-fight-it attitude.