Michelle Allyn and her two daughters were settling in for the night when Allyn heard a strange sound coming from outside their home. Allyn opened her front door and noticed her entire carport on fire. The family safely escaped the blaze, but the home was a total loss. When the fire department arrived, the home was already engulfed in flames. The family watched as it slowly was destroyed.
After learning about the importance of fire sprinklers, Allyn decided to install them in her new home, which was built on the same lot as her old home. In the following video produced by NFPA, the family discusses the painstaking process of regrouping after a fire and the security of living in a sprinklered home:
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