By: Caitlin Hunt
Posted: October 7, 2010 11:21 AM
Smoke billowed in the air as dorm room set on fire at USC.
The fire was a demonstration for National Fire Prevention Week.
"Basically we want students to see when there is a dorm fire just how quickly they can go up," said Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins. "It doesn't take a long time for the fire to really start blowing over and spread."
Figures from University of South Carolina's web page show 1,700 fires occur on and off campus in the U.S. collegiate housing every year.