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Using Thermal Imaging Cameras during size-up

In the examples above, the images show a dual occupancy/duplex home sharing a common fire-rated wall separating both. Significant fire conditions can be identified in the home on the right. On initial assessment, although some heat transfer is apparent in the roof space and roof eaves on the home on the left, fire spread appears to be contained to the right side of the ‘firewall’. The potential origin, seat of the fire and its spread, as are points of possible access, can also be seen. The thermal view and other information gained during further ongoing 360º size-up using both the TIC and traditional size-up methods will assist in determining the priorities and actions taken for both homes. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

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