Wind Driven Fires, Houston

Some of the latest news developing from the early LODD investigation in Houston involves the possibility of high winds effecting the fire behavior. If so this will not be the first time we have heard of this regarding private dwellings.

Winds may have been factor in fatal fire
““One of the things that we’re looking at is the issue of wind-driven fire, did the wind cause the fire to accelerate?” said Tim Merinar program manager for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) fatality investigation program. Merinar said Houston fire officials asked the group to delay its investigation until after services are held for the two fallen firefighters.””
Houston Chronicle, 13 April 2009

Additional Reading
Wind Driven Private Dwelling Fires” Carey, June 2008
Wind Driven Conditions – Lab Experiments” Carey, March 2009

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