TEXAS - One the best things we can do is put a smoke and heat detector in our attic. Attics are not commonly used as occupied spaces and, as a result, they usually do not have smoke alarms or heat sensors.
When a fire occurs in an attic, it is common that it will go unnoticed until smoke or flames, escaping from the roof, are visible from the outside. Dr. B. Don Russell, the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, discussed inadequacies in smoke detectors during a segment of The Today Show Oct. 3, 2012.
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