Bunker Gear Heat Exposure
We recently had a structure fire where I and another FF were protecting an adjacent structure. The structure burning was a wood barn that was fully engulfed. We were warm, but by no means uncomfortably hot. After the incident we noticed our bunker gear had turned from black to brown on the areas facing the fire. I was very surprised to see this with what I felt was moderate heat conditions. A third FF was standing 2ft away from me and showed no signs of damage (same gear). I'm curious if any others have run into this?
FYI: We decided to red tag the gear and order new sets.
I apologize if this has been covered before and will welcome help in the search as I found no such thread.