The ruins of a home destroyed by the Lower North Fork Wildfire
It could increase the chances that our homes survive a wildfire. Sunday, KKTV got a first-hand look at the new technology.
House Hydrant is an external sprinkler system designed by firefighters in Colorado Springs. It mounts to the roof of a house, and is set to automatically drench the roof with up to 5,000 gallons of water if a fire approaches.
The developers of the system say an on-site water tank and pump will ensure that the system will still work in the case of water and electricity being shut off.
The system also features a special hydrant that firefighters can access if needed.
The company says some members of local fire departments and homeowners have already signed up to have the system installed.
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