This Is How Fast Fire Can Spread – Warning: Disturbing
Rare footage of a fire that took 100 lives in 2003 at the Station nightclub, filmed by an audience member who had the presence of mind to leave as soon as he saw it start. Slightly annotated to help show how quickly a fire can spread in an unsafe location. The fire department arrived quickly – about 5 minutes after the first flame – but can do little to help.
The nightclub was a barely-converted warehouse with pretty much no fire safety measures implemented. This footage was used to help prosecute those responsible.