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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Flashovers - where a compartment compartment becomes so hot that gases from the fire ignite - backdraughts and flying debris are just three of the dangers on which trainees are briefed.