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Evaluating Structural Damage After a Wildfire

DonanEngineering Articles, Engineering Manager, Fire Investigation, Forensic Engineer, Forensic Engineering, Knowledge Base, Residential & Commercial Structure Fires, Structural Damage & Collapse

There’s a primary danger and fear experienced by property owners evacuated from the path of a raging wildfire – will my home or business be there when I return? Whether a structure emerges relatively unscathed by fire or with extensive damages, questions may arise about how to address damages. Let’s take a look at how fire damage affects common building …

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Ask an Expert: Wildfires

DonanEngineering Ask an Expert, Engineering Manager, Fire Investigation, Fire Investigator, Fire Manager, Forensic Engineer, Knowledge Base, Principal Consultant, Residential & Commercial Structure Fires, Structural Damage & Collapse

Ask An Expert is a question-and-answer column designed to address common questions related to forensic investigation and property damage. Each month we’ll feature one or two questions submitted by you – our readers and customers – and provide detailed, easy-to-understand answers. Email your questions to [email protected] or submit your questions here.   Q: How far away from a structure should trees be cleared to protect the …