Firebrand Attack on Thatched-Roof Model (image) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Share Print E-Mail Caption The NIST Dragon (lower left) showering firebrands (embers) onto a model of a water reed thatched roof. Credit NIST Usage Restrictions Please credit NIST when using this photo. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.