I think that's an acceptable risk.. if your house is really on fire you'll find a way out. Same goes for basement window wells, IMO- 3' egress is nice and all, but if there's a pending fire or flood behind you I suspect you could slither through just about anything.
Matt, you have 40 exterior levers? Holy cow... does that include the in-law suite and servants quarters? or just the main lodge?
82 fj40, 99 uzj100, 06 gx470
97 DR650, 05 525EXC, 06 TW200, 89 TW200, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90, 07 CRF50