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Fire Spread Of Urban Area At The Kobe Earthquake

Namba, Y., Yasuno, K. and Nishitani, T., 1997. Fire Spread Of Urban Area At The Kobe Earthquake. Fire Safety Science 5: 959-970. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.5-959


The several that many fires occurred simultaneously at the time of the Kobe earthquake in 1995 became urban area fires. Thereupon, we analyzed the fire spread situation of urban area fires of Kobe city in this research. We used the data that was obtained by Fire Department of Kobe city and Tokyo Fire Department. The fire data that we analyzed has over about 10,000 m2 of burn-out area. It is as a future research theme about the fire spread condition which fire fighting water is considered. The fire spread model that considered bum-out area, fire front length and also the fire spread speed, were examined in this paper.


fire spread, fire front length, urban area, the Kobe earthquake, burn-out area

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