Fight for survival in Fire Service's burning house

The New Zealand Fire Service has launched virtual reality software that puts you right at ground zero, inside a house on fire.

As the flames consume your virtual home, you fight for survival and choose your escape route - kind of like a pick-a-path book, but not a good one.

The Fire Service used a real house, and filmed it burning down in real time last year with 3D cameras.

In just minutes, the house is an unsurvivable inferno. Any attempt to rescue your valuables or precious memories will get you killed.

In a house fire, you've really just got the one shot to get it right. The Fire Service hopes the program can arm you with what you need to know - to get out alive.