People who know fire also know that fires depicted in movies and television for entertainment can leave the wrong impression about the speed at which fires grow and the amount of time available for escape. This misinformation can cause people to underestimate the danger of fire and cause them to make bad decisions in the event of a fire. The Building and Fire Research Laboratory at NIST has taken video footage from actual large scale fire tests and assembled them into a 10-minute VHS video that clearly shows the growth of fires in furnished rooms from ignition to flashover.
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