February 1, 2021

Case studies of large outdoor fires involving evacuations

Dr Steve Gwynne, alongside co-authors from various Universities, have recently published a paper on large outdoor fires involving evacuations


This report presents a list of case studies concerning large outdoor fires involving evacuation. The report has been developed within the activities of the Emergency Management & Evacuation (EME) Subgroup of the Large Outdoor Fires & the Built Environment (LOF&BE) group of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). This work is deemed to be a useful starting point to build a large database of case studies and identify common trends and differences across such type of incidents. The case studies presented are useful for the identification of critical issues related to evacuation scenarios due to large outdoor fires and could be used to identify lessons learnt based on the events. Spatial and temporal scales of past events can be reviewed and an analysis of their consequences could inform policy makers in further developing safety guidance and recommendations for emergency management and evacuation planning.

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E. Ronchi, S. Wong, S. Suzuki, M. Theodori, R. Wadhwani, S. Vaiciulyte, S. Gwynne, G. Rein, M. Kristoffersen, R. Lovreglio, I. Marom, C. Ma, D. Antonellis, X. Zhang, Z. Wang, N. Masoudvaziri Case studies of large outdoor fires involving evacuations. 10.5281/zenodo.4504853.

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