Cell 3

Cell 3 Diagram

Cell 3 Diagram

Burn Cell 3 had a 4’x4’ window on the north wall, and a door and window on the south side, with a bunk bed on the west side of the room and wooden cabinets on the east and the south. The flooring was half carpet with padding on the west side, and 5/8” plywood subfloor on the east. An area rug was laid in the center of the plywood flooring on the east side. The area of origin was on the south portion of the lower bunk bed, in a pile of clothing.




Recorded Temperatures

Flashover conditions approximately 8 minutes after ignition

Maximum ceiling temperature: 1714º F

Maximum floor temperature: 1709º F

The fire burned post flashover for 1 minute before being extinguished





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Colma Fire

A special thanks to Colma Fire Department for construction and fire suppression, W.L. Butler Construction for providing the location for the burn, GreenWaste of Palo Alto for debris removal, and to the countless volunteers who made this event possible.