Dorm room charred remnants

September 29, 2010 | 6:50 p.m. CDT
The charred remnants of the replica dorm room sit on display after the live burn Fire Factor event. This display is to show students what could happen to an average dorm room three minutes after the fire alarm goes off. Steven Sapp, fire marshal for the Columbia Fire Department, said that on average the Fire Department won't arrive at the scene until five minutes after the alarm sounds.

RELATED STORIES: Mock dorm room set ablaze in MU fire safety demonstration