'Realistic fire drill' gives IU Bloomington students lesson in escaping dorm fire

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHR) - Students at IU in Bloomington got a hands-on lesson on how to escape a fire Tuesday.

Crews set up a fire simulator in one of the dorms and had people practice how to get out safely through dark and smoke-filled hallways.

They're encouraging everyone, not just students, to always know how to get out of a building and to evacuate immediately after hearing a fire alarm.