Fire demonstration in Westminster promotes sprinkler systems

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- The Westminster Fire Department is showing how a sprinkler system inside a home could save the whole thing from going up in flames.

The National Fire Sprinkler Association set up a demonstration, starting fires in two rooms, one with sprinklers, one without.

It said seeing how the room without sprinklers is destroyed in just three minutes even surprised firefighters. Most homes do not have sprinklers.

But statistics show most fire-related deaths happen at home.

The association recommends anyone who is building or remodeling a home should look into having a sprinkler system installed.

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