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Firebrand Generation Data Obtained from a Full Scale Structure Burn



Sayaka S. Suzuki, Samuel Manzello, Matthew Lage, George Laing


A full scale, proof-of-concept experiment was conducted to investigate firebrand production from a burning structure. In this experiment, NIST researchers were invited to set up instrumentation during a structure burn down. As the structure burned, firebrands were collected using an array of water pans. The size and mass distribution of firebrands collected from the burning structure were compared to those measured from vegetation as well as historical firebrand investigations.
International Journal of Wildland Fire


WUI, firebrands


Suzuki, S. , Manzello, S. , Lage, M. and Laing, G. (2012), Firebrand Generation Data Obtained from a Full Scale Structure Burn, International Journal of Wildland Fire, [online],, (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created July 26, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021