It is a natural instinct to try to escape a burning building, to seek out better conditions and a safer situation.
Usually though, that burning building is our own mind- our own confused thoughts and emotions, our anxiety and doubt, hopes and fears. That is the fire that keeps you up at night.
We have to learn to extinguish those flames, or at least how to work with them openly and honestly. When we can be open and honest with ourselves, then we can be open and available for others.
With that kind of awareness and receptivity, the fires will naturally extinguish themselves.