Tactical Fire Problem – Fire behavior in a small bungalow

This week we ask some questions about fire behavior and fire attack in a small bungalow.

1.) What impact does the small size of this house have on fire growth and flashover potential?

2.) What is the difference in what you see in the two D side windows? One window has fire showing in the top half, clear in the bottom half. What does that indicate to you? The rear window has heavy black smoke pushing out the full height and width of the window. What’s the difference, what can it tell you?

3.) Are the interior doors in these rooms open or closed ?

4.) What size lines and where? What is your plan of attack?

5.) Would any of your decisions change if this was a larger house? How is fire behavior affected by the size of the container? (Size of the structure)

Pete Lamb
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