The Florida palm coast fire: An analysis of fire incidence and residence characteristics
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- Abt, R., Kelly, D. & Kuypers, M. Fire Technol (1987) 23: 230. doi:10.1007/BF01036938
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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.