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A recent 12 News investigation showed how wooden I-joists, used in most newer homes because they're strong and inexpensive, can quickly fail in a fire.
But there is a product that claims to limit the danger. It's called intumescent paint. It expands in a fire, creating a protective coating around the wood.
12 News Kent Wainscott tests this product.
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A 12 News investigation might change the way people think about fire safety in their homes. There may not be as much time to escape from a fire as people think.
It may be true that where there's smoke there's fire, but in your home, when there's a fire, there may not be any smoke -- at least not the kind you may think of.
What you will get instead is a thick plume of toxic gases that could put you and your family at risk in an instant.
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Underwriters Lab puts new building materials in furnace to simulate a basement blaze.
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WISN 12 News put wooden floor beams to the test. They're lightweight, inexpensive and very strong -- used in newer homes everywhere. They're a perfectly good building material and nothing to be concerned about -- unless they catch fire.
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New Construction Materials Burn Faster
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Nine years after a groundbreaking investigation on smoke alarms changed the way parents protect their children from fire, there are important new developments in that investigation.