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Ignition of Vegetation and Mulch by Firebrands in Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) Fires.

Published

Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello, Thomas G. Cleary, John R. Shields, Jiann C. Yang

Abstract

Firebrands or embers are produced as trees and structures burn in wildland/urban interface (WUI) fires. Hot firebrands ultimately come to rest and may ignite fuels far removed from the fire, resulting in fire spread. It is believed that firebrand showers created in WUI fires may ignite vegetation and mulch located near homes and structures. This, in turn, may lead to ignition of homes and structures due to burning vegetation and mulch. Understanding these ignition events due to firebrands are important to mitigate fire spread in communities.
Proceedings Title
Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion. Technical Meeting, 2005
Volume
82
Conference Dates
November 13-15, 2005
Conference Location
Orlando, FL
Conference Title
Proceedings. Combustion Institute/Eastern States

Keywords

combustion, ignition, urban/wildland interface, fire brands, fuels

Citation

Manzello, S. , Cleary, T. , Shields, J. and Yang, J. (2005), Ignition of Vegetation and Mulch by Firebrands in Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) Fires., Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion. Technical Meeting, 2005 , Orlando, FL, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=101245 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created November 13, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017