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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Live Burns

Caption: Firefighters in Spartanburg, S.C., battle a "test burn" of an abandoned house in an experiment to demonstrate new techniques for combatting flashover, an extremely dangerous phenomenon in fires. Researchers from NIST, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, and state and local fire and safety officials participated in the tests the week of Jan. 20, 2013. [Note to editors: Additional photos are available.]

Credit: Madrzykowski/NIST

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