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BUILDING COMPONENT IGNTION FROM MULCH BEDS IGNITED BY FIREBRAND SHOWERS

Published

Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki, Daisaku Nii

Abstract

Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, have destroyed communities throughout the world. The 2007 Southern California Fire forced 300,000 people to evacuate, destroyed over one thousand structures, and resulted in $1B (USD) paid by insurers [1]. In Europe, the 2007 fires in Greece destroyed several hundred structures, and resulted in the deaths of more than 70 people. In Australia, the 2009 fires in Victoria caused the death of 173 people and destroyed more than one thousand structures [2]. WUI fires have also ravaged Chile recently [3].
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering
Conference Dates
May 16-17, 2015
Conference Location
Yamagata

Keywords

WUI Fires, Firebrands

Citation

Manzello, S. , Suzuki, S. and Nii, D. (2015), BUILDING COMPONENT IGNTION FROM MULCH BEDS IGNITED BY FIREBRAND SHOWERS, Proceedings of the Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering, Yamagata, -1 (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created May 16, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017