Earthquake-induced fire is a critical earthquake-related hazard. Large fires following an earthquake have been often of catastrophic proportions in urban areas. In fact, particular building characteristics and density, electric or gas wires, fuel tanks, meteorological conditions can combine to create a situation in which fire following earthquake is the predominant agent of damage. In addition, in case of earthquake the fire protection systems can break, besides structural fire performances may be strongly reduced due to possible earthquake-induced damage. This paper shows a brief overview on the fire following earthquake risk, with reference to a building scale and a regional scale approaches.

Two-scale risk management in case of Post-Earthquake Fire

FAGGIANO, BEATRICE
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MAZZOLANI, FEDERICO MASSIMO
2011

Abstract

Earthquake-induced fire is a critical earthquake-related hazard. Large fires following an earthquake have been often of catastrophic proportions in urban areas. In fact, particular building characteristics and density, electric or gas wires, fuel tanks, meteorological conditions can combine to create a situation in which fire following earthquake is the predominant agent of damage. In addition, in case of earthquake the fire protection systems can break, besides structural fire performances may be strongly reduced due to possible earthquake-induced damage. This paper shows a brief overview on the fire following earthquake risk, with reference to a building scale and a regional scale approaches.
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