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Running head: GARDEN APARTMENT FIRE 1 Garden Apartment Fire Unit III Duane Campbell Columbia Southern University
GARDEN APARTMENT FIRE 2 Garden Apartment Fire Unit III When pressure was restored in the attack hose that Engine 2 was using, they began to attack the fire to no avail. The conditions in the apartment continued to degrade, forcing them to advance in different directions to another room within the apartment. At the same time, Engine 5 was advancing a second attack hose to apartment 2-C. As Engine 5 opened the door to the apartment, they observed a decaying fire ignite almost immediately. In this scenario, Engine 2 observed a condition known as flashover, whereas, Engine 5 observed a condition known as a backdraft or smoke explosion. Even though these conditions are similar in that they are both extremely dangerous, they differ in how they are developed and what their outcomes are. Flashover From this scenario, Engine 2 was in the kitchen when the sliding glass door broke, allowing the fire in the adjacent room to become well ventilated and to receive all the oxygen it needed to create a flashover. The flashover that Engine 2 observed happened when the thermal

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