WCSH-TV covers mock dorm blaze during Fire Safety Day

WCSH-TV reporter Chris Rose covered Fire Safety Day at Bates on Oct. 28, focusing especially on the burning of a mock student room set up behind the visitors grandstand at Garcelon Field.

The demonstration room came complete with empty pizza boxes and a cloth tapestry that partially covered a ceiling smoke detector (such a tapestry setup is against residential life rules).

It took less than 5 minutes for the fire to roar out of control.

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