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Subterranean fires in the UK - the problem (Scanned copy)

Subterranean fires in the UK - the problem (Scanned copy)

by P F Beever (01-Mar-1989)

Book Description

Please note that this is a scanned copy of a paper originally published in 1989, so the text and photographs are not as clear as in documents created as pdf files.

Results of a FRS survey into the incidence of subterranean fires in all types of site in the UK. A survey of all UK fire authorities has shown that they were aware of 64 subterranean fire incidents over a three year period to June 1987. The incidents involved a range of different site materials, mainly tipped domestic waste and coal waste. Some of the sites involved had been redeveloped. Many of the fires were difficult to control: half required more than one attendance of the local fire service and a few could not be extinguished.

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