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Fire demonstration held at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

It's easy for college students to think nothing can happen to them or their new home, but Georgia Southern showed them just how quickly a small fire can spread and how sprinklers can at least slow it down.

Campus housing leaders say some things are banned from dorm rooms for a good reason.

"It's essential for these students to learn fire safety on campus. We've had fires on campus over the past couple of years caused by nothing more than one candle they left burning in a room and that's caused damage upwards of $65,000," said Eric Peterson, Georgia Southern Housing.

 The Statesboro Fire Department helped with Wednesday's demonstration.

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