Residential Fire Scenario Analysis in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia 1995-2003

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-239
Physical description12 p.
AbstractBased on the data collected from British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario for the period 1995-2003, residential fires occur most frequently in the kitchen and cooking areas. The fires that are most often fatal, however, occur in the living room and are generally caused by smoker's materials. Upholstered furniture is commonly the first material ignited in a deadly fire. Fires that start on the ground floor are by far the most deadly. Fatal fires can occur at any time of day, but they occur most frequently between midnight and 5 am. Fire casualties were most often awake and unimpaired when fire broke out.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-18788
NPARC number20377635
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Record identifier624a6bcf-d50d-489e-8d92-ffba066a93ec
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-06-15
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