It was all part of a safety exercise to help area residents understand risks and home safety technology.
The demonstration took place at the University Plaza Convention center where firefighters built two structures to simulate rooms that would typically be found in a home.
Each room contained common furnishings , window treatments and a working smoke alarm. One room had a sprinkler system.
The rooms were set on fire to show people how quickly fires can spread. The fire department hopes to instill the need to have a sprinkler system in your home.
Battlefield Fire Department's Battalion Chief Tom Dicky says; "This prop will actually demonstrate that this will actually put out a room and contend fire in twenty seconds or less with a sprinkler installed whereas a fire that goes unchecked allowing five to six minutes for fire department response, you can lose one room, two rooms, or even a whole house. t he props demonstrate that sprinkler systems do save homes."
After a fire is called in it takes about nine to twelve minutes on average for firefighters to arrive on scene.