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Firebrand Generation Data Obtained from a Full Scale Structure Burn



Sayaka S. Suzuki, Samuel Manzello


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. In addition, structure components, namely wall and re-entrant corner assemblies made simply from oriented standard board (OSB) attached to wood studs, were burned to collect firebrand data from components to compare both results under wind. Results of all of these firebrand measurements are presented here.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of
Conference Dates
December 5-7, 2011
Conference Location
Yokohama, JP
Conference Title
the 49th Japanese Combustion Symposium


Wildland-Urban Interface Fire, Structure Burn, Firebrand


Suzuki, S. and Manzello, S. (2011), Firebrand Generation Data Obtained from a Full Scale Structure Burn, Proceedings of , Yokohama, JP, [online], (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created December 4, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021