Yiddish: Run away from fire and you get water.

SOURCE: Bernstein, Jüdische Sprichwörter und Redensarten.  Compare:

Go in the water, there's a crocodile. Come up on land, there's a tiger.

Khmer proverb, quoted in English by Putsata Reang in Ma and Me.

אַז מען אַנטלויפֿט פֿאַר פֿײַער באַגעגנט מען דאָס וואַסער.

Az men antloyft far fayer bagegnt men dos vaser.

Run away from fire and you get water.

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