MASS FIRE LIFE HAZARD
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX FIRE RESEARCH SECTION
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A program was undertaken to define the life hazard in a mass fire environment resulting from nuclear attack. The nature of casualties and hazards in peacetime and wartime fires was reviewed, and experimental efforts to simulate mass fire situations were studied. This state-of-knowledge review revealed a number of areas in need of further definition regarding the true mass fire life hazard. These areas have been specified and limited experimental studies conducted in two of them in order to define their significance with respect to the overall mass fire life hazard.
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