EWN Special: "Flashover"

November 19, 2010 Updated Nov 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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November 19, 2010 Updated Nov 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - It's call a "Flashover," and it poses a deadly threat to firefights working inside a burning building.

They happen when super-heated smoke suddenly bursts into flames, and learning the signs of a 'flashover' can save a fireman's life.

Members of some local fire departments received some training inside a flashover simulator. One firefight wore a camera inside the simulator as smoke and gas erupted into deadly, hot flames.

Watch the video to see Ed Reilly's Eyewitness News special look at the phenomenon knows as the "Flashover."