Fire-Proof Safes Stand The Test Of Fire

Here is something to think about…

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – After a house fire or a wildfire in which homes burn, people often wonder if fireproof safes are really fireproof.

CBS4 Consumer Investigator Jodi Brooks put some to the test.

On the box of the Fire-Safe safe it says the safe is fireproof for up to half an hour. When you store important documents like a passport, birth certificate, or a will inside, you want to know it will survive a house fire.

4 On Your Side Consumer Investigator Jodi Brooks teamed up with the Denver Fire Department to put three models of fireproof safes to the test.

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“We’re trying to simulate what a house fire will do to it,” said Assistant Chief Bob Kmak of the Denver Fire Department.

CBS4 bought three safes all made by the same manufacturer — SentrySafe — all marked fire-proof for up to 30 minutes. The…

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