Texas firefighters remind importance of closing bedroom door while you sleep

Posted at 9:37 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 12:05:29-04

After a recent fire in Katy, Texas, firefighters are urging the importance of closing the bedroom door while you sleep. 

The Fire Department said most residential interior doors have a fire rating of 20 minutes, meaning closing the bedroom door could provide an extra 20 minutes to keep the fire contained and get to safety.

They provided three photos showing the damage that was contained in one room due to the bedroom door being closed. 

In one photo, the door was open, and the fire took over much of the room. In another photo, you can see that the door was closed and most items were saved.

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