Fire demonstration: 'There's science behind our job, and what we do'

Salem Fire Department firefighter Alan Fitzpatrick explains how setting fire to the doll house seen in the background can teach firefighters about fighting fires. (KATU Photo)

A surprise viral video shot by Salem firefighters is funny, eye-catching and enough is going on in it that it’s hard to look away.

Since Friday, the video has been seen more than 5 million times.

KATU Photojournalist went to Salem to learn first-hand how the cool demonstration helps save firefighters’ lives. Watch his story by clicking the above video.

And below, watch that viral video.

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