Thread: Smoke Explosion

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    At a fire yesterday, two guys from the city dept. were burned in what they said was a smoke explosion. I once read a very good definition of a Smoke EXPLOSION in FIRE ENGINEERING magazine but for the life of me I cant remember it. I'm aware that a Smoke Explosion is similar to a Backdraft but where do the destinct differences come in?. Are the warning signs any different? Any educated input here would be welcome.

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    Read this site, it will explain the differences and common terms used.
    http://www.firetactics.com/FLASHOVER.htm

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    Thanks, this website was exactly what I was looking for. After reading the articles I believe that they didn't experience a smoke explosion but rather a Forward Induced Explosion.

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