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Fire Commissioner Cassano observes the fire at the back of the house
Fire Commissioner Cassano discussing the experiment
A sample living room
UL engineer John Drengenberg describes how these sensors measure temperature at different heights
At the front of the house
Firefighters start to put water on the basement fire during the live burn experiment at Governors Island
Inside the control room
Putting out the fire
The house on the right was where the burn was conducted; on the left, the FDNY, NIST and UL set up a control room
Sean Johnson, from the FDNY's Incident Management Team, shows the interior of a building where a basement fire was set the day before. The fire was directly under the kitchen, consuming its floor/the basement ceiling at around 1500 degrees.
The paint peeled in the living at around 500 degrees.
It was 85 degrees today. The firefighters wear about 75-100 pounds of equipment.