Fire Technology

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 230–252

The Florida palm coast fire: An analysis of fire incidence and residence characteristics

  • Robert Abt
  • David Kelly
  • Mike Kuypers
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01036938

Cite this article as:
Abt, R., Kelly, D. & Kuypers, M. Fire Technol (1987) 23: 230. doi:10.1007/BF01036938

Abstract

A quantitative analysis of the relationship between residential fire incidence, fire intensity, house characteristics, and location is presented. Fire intensity (ground vs. crown fire) was shown to be the most significant factor. Brush clearance and type of soffit vent were also shown to be related to fire incidence. Logit analysis was used to analyze the joint effect of the various factors. Five factors allowed the model to correctly predict whether a house burned in 83 percent of the observations.

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© National Fire Protection Association 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Abt
    • 1
  • David Kelly
    • 2
  • Mike Kuypers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ForestryUniversity of FloridaUSA
  2. 2.Florida Division of ForestryUSA