Urban Fire

Urban Fire

Urban Fire

An uncontrolled fire in an urban area affecting residential or commercial properties. Urban fires occur primarily in cities or towns with the potential to rapidly spread to adjoining structures. They can damage or destroy homes, schools, commercial buildings and vehicles. Urban fires can be the result of an explosion, arson or accident.

Image: Firefighters extinguish a blaze in the White Bay Hotel, Sydney, NSW 2008, ManWithToyCamera (Flickr)

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Name Category Location Date
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Rozelle Explosion, Sydney 2014 Urban Fire New South Wales 04/09/2014 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Quakers Hill Nursing Home, Sydney 2011 Urban Fire New South Wales 18/11/2011 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Slacks Creek, Queensland 2011 Urban Fire Queensland 24/08/2011 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Hobart Department Store 2007 Urban Fire Tasmania 22/09/2007 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Melbourne Warehouse 2004 Urban Fire Victoria 12/11/2004 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Adelaide Shopping Centre 2004 Urban Fire South Australia 22/08/2004 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Brisbane Boarding House 2002 Urban Fire Queensland 18/08/2002 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Childers Backpackers Hostel, Queensland 2000 Urban Fire Queensland 23/06/2000 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Kew, Victoria 1996 Urban Fire Victoria 08/04/1996 view resource
Urban Fire Urban Fire - Liverpool, New South Wales 1995 Urban Fire New South Wales 15/01/1995 view resource

Related Media

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Research

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Title Author Date Format Type
A Document 1987: King's Cross station fire kills 27 BBC, On this day series 2012 link News articles view resource
A Briefing Pack Briefing pack: King's Cross Fire 1987 Australian Emergency Management Institute 1987 application/pdf Briefing Packs view resource
A Document Investigation into the King's Cross Underground fire Fennell D, Department of Transport, United Kingdom 1988 link Commissions & Inquiries view resource
A Document King's Cross Fire - 1987 London Fire Journal 2005 link Websites view resource
A Document King's Cross fire 1987 Exploring 20th Century London 2012 link Websites view resource
A Document Psychological aftermath of the King's Cross fire Rosser R, Dewar S & Thompson J 1991 link Journal articles view resource
A Document Trial Graphics: London Underground: Fire Dynamics TMBA Inc 2012 link Websites view resource