You may have your important papers in a file cabinet, but what happens if fire sweeps through that room?
Could a Fire Protection Bag that costs less than $10 save your valuables? The label says its made of fiberglass.
The instructions are simple: Put what you want to save inside the bag and tuck down the flap.
Captain Stu Bevis of the Wichita Fire Department puts the bags through a series of tests. First, we put papers in the bag, and the bag in the middle of a burning fire. That simulates the bag being at "ground zero" of a fire in your home.
But when the fire burns out, we have bad news. The seams on the bag have busted open and let fire inside. All our papers are charred.
Captain Bevis says the bag might survive a fire when it's not in the middle of it, but instead, gets heat from close by. So he puts the next bag (filled with papers) on the side of the fire. It still gets direct heat and some flames, but isn't fully engulfed all the time.