WATCH THIS! Mock Dorm Room Fires Up Close

5:27 PM, Sep 13, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- It's not often you see this kind of fire video. Usually, our cameras are at a safe distance across the street. 2WTK put a camera inside a mock dorm room that was set on fire!

Greensboro Fire built the mock dorm rooms and set them outside the open area by North Carolina A&T's cafeteria. The idea was to show students the fire hazards in a typical dorm room: clothes hanging on sprinkler, bag over smoke detector, space heater by couch, too many things plugged in, candles burning.

One of the mock rooms was outfitted with a smoke detector. The other had a sprinkler system. Both were set on fire at the same time. The real time, side by side fires were telling.

Within less than 2 minutes, the sprinklers turned on and doused everything in the room. It almost looked untouched. But the other room, was a total loss.

Check out the slide show.

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