Virginia Beach Fire Department sets abandoned house on fire to show how quickly flames can spread

  • Source: WTKR Channel 3 News
  • Published: 10/11/2017 06:11 AM

The Virginia Beach Fire Department is usually in the business of putting out fires, but Wednesday they were the ones setting a fire to demonstrate how quickly flames can spread. The demonstration at an abandoned residence on Landstown Road is to show how quickly a home can go up in flames. Experts say you have less than 3-minutes to escape a burning house alive. The reason fires can spread so quickly in homes today, as compared to a decade ago, is that furnishings are mostly made from synthetic, petroleum-based products.


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