| Posted 02/15/12 at 11:05 PM||Reply with quote #1 |
|Olathe, KS Flashover? Smoke Explosion? Backdraft? You Decide|
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| Posted 02/16/12 at 04:30 AM||Reply with quote #2 |
I think it's just a plain explosion i think the fire finally heated some sort of highly explosive item up and just set it off judging by the smoke it was heat & force pushed out of openings in the structure
| Posted 02/16/12 at 09:20 AM||Reply with quote #3 |
My vote is Smoke explosion, it is often confused with flashover. Not alot of fire after the event, like there would be after a flashover.
| Posted 02/16/12 at 09:51 AM||Reply with quote #4 |
I think that I agree with Bjhamner. Smoke explosion. I feel that there would have been more flame visible after a flashover. And there seemed to be to much open flame prior to the event to be a backdraft.
| Posted 02/16/12 at 10:11 AM||Reply with quote #5 |
It does look like it caused something in the house to exploed the Fire ball on the "D" side and the way the fire shots out the open door. To bad there is no Sound
| Posted 02/16/12 at 10:18 AM||Reply with quote #6 |
I am going to go with a wall or ceiling collapse. Maybe even floor into basement. This didnt look like a tremendous transfer of heat like a backdraft but more like something big fell and just moved everything around a little. Hard to tell with no sound and no follow up from the crews
| Posted 02/16/12 at 02:43 PM||Reply with quote #7 |
|Never seen a flashover snuff itself out. Then again ya never know. |
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| Posted 02/16/12 at 03:07 PM||Reply with quote #8 |
Structural failure by fire of the wooden door separating the the three season porch with the residence (see 1:36). This was a flashover of smoke that was trapped yet had no ignition source intil the door failed.
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| Posted 02/16/12 at 11:39 PM||Reply with quote #9 |
|Smoke explosion. It lacks the sustained free burning that follows a flashover.|
Failure of a door or void space introduced a ton of fresh air.
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| Posted 02/17/12 at 09:52 AM||Reply with quote #10 |
|I vote for smoke explosion as well. |
| Posted 02/17/12 at 02:02 PM||Reply with quote #11 |
I going to go with a structural failure.
| Posted 02/17/12 at 02:49 PM||Reply with quote #12 |
I would probably say the room on the right might have flashed causing flameover throughout the rest of the house.
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| Posted 02/18/12 at 11:35 AM||Reply with quote #13 |
My vote is for smoke explosion.