Was it possible for this house to catch fire?
About 20 feet away from the house is a metal carport. There's hundreds of stacks of firewood and 100 gallons of diesel fuel. If a car caught fire in it, would it be possible for the house to catch fire from it?
- curtisports2Lv 71 month ago
Absolutely. 20 feet is a very short distance. If a fire gets large enough, it creates pockets of very hot air surrounding the actual combustion. When that happens inside a closed structure, the enclosed space erupts in fire when the flashpoint is reached, when those pockets of heated air get hot enough.
Outdoors, these pockets can erupt. It is why wildfires jump roads and rivers to set what's on the other side aflame. Roads and rivers are quite more than 20 feet across.
- Nuff SedLv 71 month ago
Yes, the heat from a carport fire with that kind of "fuel load" (firewood and diesel) can spread its radiation in all directions. I have seen fires kindled over 100 feet away from radiation produced by a burning structure, even with the wind blowing embers in the opposite direction. Many places have fire codes that limit (or prohibit) storage of combustible materials near dwellings, absent proper passive fire protection (e.g., one-hour resistant barrier, automatic fire suppression system, etc).Source(s): certified professional NFPA fire inspector
- SumDudeLv 71 month ago
Naah .... Troll houses do not burn.
- 1 month ago
Yes. Embers from fire can travel ridiculous distances.
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- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
Not as easily as you think. Diesel fuel doesn't burn unless it's under pressure or mixed with something else.
- babyboomer1001Lv 71 month ago
An accident waiting to happen, and a hay day for the fire marshall.
- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
Absolutely, of course.
- Casey YLv 71 month ago
Absolutely. For one thing, its embers that cause fires to spread. With the heat of a fire like this and assuming a little bit of wind, you'd end up with burning stuff in the air scattered around for hundreds of feet.
I'm not even sure if you are joking or not...
Even if no fire, the siding would likely melt and the windows would be all blown out from the heat.
- MaxiLv 71 month ago
Yes of course.............
- BJJLv 71 month ago
I would imagine it most definitely would