backdraught


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backdraught

(ˈbækˌdrɑːft) or

backdraft

n
1. a reverse movement of air, gas, or liquid
2. an explosion that occurs when air reaches a fire that has used up all the available oxygen, often occurring when a door is opened to the room containing the fire
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It's a challenging blaze in an attic room with difficult access and the potential to create a lethal backdraught.
The state-of-the-art facilities include fire behaviour training rigs that can demonstrate how flashover and backdraught conditions are created, and breathing apparatus search and rescue facilities replicating conditions encountered in homes, businesses and factories when fighting fires.
The facilities include fire behaviour training rigs, that can demonstrate how flashover and backdraught conditions are created, and breathing apparatus search and rescue facilities replicating conditions encountered in homes, businesses and factories when fighting fires.
Mark Birchall, 22, even burst through a friend's door but an explosion or backdraught blew him backwards down a ight of stairs.
ATEX certified CARZ backdraught dampers prevent explosion from spreading along the installation.
The arson attack inside the Headland Gate pub in Hartlepool resulted in a "backdraught and flashover" just moments before fire crews arrived.
Both men were trapped by a backdraught and killed despite the efforts of colleagues to rescue them.
There were 40 firefighters and five tenders attending the scene, where a fire spokesman said: "The backdraught is an unusual event, but our officers are trained for such events and coped admirably."
The corporate muscle that stretches and bends our lives has had its own strong backdraught.
Mr Brennan said; "The fire officer described how on arrival four firemen were sent in with breathing apparatus but because of the extremely large amount of smoke they realised there was going to be a backdraught and got called out.
A deliberate fire had been set in an unoccupied house, left smoldering and created a backdraught when firefighters tried to gain entry.
The crew immediately went into action, even though there was a danger of a potentially deadly backdraught, where flames could burst out of a door or window at any time.