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1:40 second mark, the guy at the front door gets disintigrated. Not really, but it looks like it. No injuries.

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Comment by Chris Fleming on December 9, 2008 at 9:17pm
These didn't seem to be really nasty smoke conditions right off. However, when the door was opened there was some real juicy black smoke coming out after only a few seconds (it seemed). Two things that I think this reinforces are coordination of ventilation and attack and the fact that in this age of plastics smoke is fuel. Getting an opening to push the fire and smoke before pushing in is important. Ventilation makes the interior environment more livable for us and the occupants and helps to control the potential for the violent fire event.
Comment by ; Rob Schield on December 9, 2008 at 2:00pm
Sorry for not getting back sooner guys... There was fire in a rear enclosed porch. That porch was seperated by a large piece of plywood and the house. When the 1st crew entered, the plywood came off and I'm guessing the heated gasses ignited all at once. No One was injured, but I know the guy at the front door had to change his underwear.
Comment by Jim Saladin on December 9, 2008 at 1:45pm
I viewed this over and over again...did anyone viewing this see any telltale signs that this was about to occur? The smoke looked dark gray and not turbulent, the other areas of smoke were lighter in color. What caused this significant event to occur? Lack of ventilation, and another vent opening made in the rear of the structure?

What was the condition of the interior crew after this event? Any feedback about this would be helpful.

Comment by Kristopher Holien on December 6, 2008 at 3:57pm
These dudes(ettes) were way lucky!!! There are definitely some very valuable lessons to learn from this. Did the second line ever get charged fully? Was this a training fire or a Response?
Comment by Josh Materi on December 4, 2008 at 11:45pm
Any background on this? Interesting fire behavior. Whats going on with side "C", the fire we see is from a window failure, door open, sliding door fail or attic burn through? Did the fire start outside and extend in?

Josh Materi

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