The school did a “mock burn” of a dorm room.
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The idea is to illustrate to students how quickly a fire can get out of control.
“We’re trying to educate the students on how to use a fire extinguisher but also how quickly a fire can spread,” explained Quinnipiac University Associate Vice President of Facilities Keith Woodward.
Hamden Fire and university officials also addressed what can be done to reduce fire risks.