Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fire Factor 2013 Demonstrates the Danger of Dorm Room Fires

by Jared Jeffries

Mizzou's annual Fire Factor showed the small audience gathered in Speaker's Circle just how dangerous a dorm room fire can be Wednesday afternoon. After a short introduction, Columbia firefighters lit a small fire inside a dorm room replica, which soon turned into minature inferno.

The heat from the fire could be felt by the crowd even though the blaze was relatively small- which was a perfect example for how hot even small room fires can burn.

As Columbia firefighters doused the mock dorm fire, smoke was sent billowing onto a large portion of the audience, which reacted by very quickly vacating the nearby area.

Columbia firefighters extinguish the fire set at this year's Fire Factor. 

This was the 13th annual Fire Factor arranged by the Columbia Fire Department Iin coordination with the University of Missouri.

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