Fire Crews Save Carp Lake Home With Help of New Device

Fire Crews say their new device isn't an alternative to traditional fire fighting, but it helps the process.

A woman saw her lights surge in her home, and then an electrical fire ignited in her crawl space. But thanks to a new tool, firefighters saved the Carp Lake home and the fire did little damage.

The department fundraises throughout the year and used their money to buy a tool called a fire suppression grenade. They just got it last month and they put it to use this week.

They say you throw it into a room and it slows the fire's progression by fighting the gases in the room.

While it doesn't put it out all together, it buys the department more time.

They say it can make the difference in saving a home.. Or a life.

9&10's Alyssa Gambla and photojournalist Erin Malone talked to the department to find out more about the Fire suppression grenades.