So, today on campus, our school did something new and cool. They did was is called a mock burn. Over the last couple weeks, the housing office has been collecting stuff from the staff to use in this mock burn. They then had the maintenance staff build two "mock" student rooms. They put stuff in there that students would have in their room.
They then had the local fire department "start" the fire in the students room. They had two different styles of rooms, one with a fire sprinkler system, and one with out. They started with the one with out the system, and it was a slow start, but eventually the window broke and then the fire basically jumped from one side of the room to the other and the room was basically done with. The fire department then simulated how long it would take for them to get there from the closest fire station.
Everything in the room was gone...it was trashed.
The other one, didn't go nearly as fast as when it hit about 115 degrees in the room, the sprinkler system activated, and for the most part put out the fire. They thought it was completely put out and ended it early, but it would of put it out.
It just goes to show, but careful in your room and watch what you are doing in your room.