A frame house fire is a devastating and expensive wildfire that destroys or damages homes, cars and other buildings in the aftermath of an urban wildfire.
The National Weather Service says a fire can burn for more than 100 days before it is put out.
But the dangers of brick houses are becoming more and more apparent.
As the National Weather Services website says: A fire can be much more destructive to a brick house than an urban fire.
As such, brick houses and other structures are subject to much more stringent fire codes.
The Fire Department of Northern New Mexico says a brick home can catch fire if the roof or windows are blown off.
“If the roof is blown off and the roof starts burning through the brick, it can cause the roof to catch fire,” said Joe Hahn, a National Weather service meteorologist.
Hahn said a brick fire can also spread through a home if the building’s roof is damaged by water or the fire is caught between two or more walls, or between a roof and a structure.
There are no limits on how fast the fire can spread.
Hens says the National Fire Protection Association says the best way to avoid brick house fire damage is to follow fire safety guidelines, like building code and fire prevention practices.
That includes sprinkling, a sprinkler system, and a plan to escape.
“We do have a sprinklers system, but the sprinkler is not mandatory,” Hens said.
“You can also put out the fire.
And if you can get out of the area and put out a fire, you can put out more of the brick.”
Hahn says if you are on your own property, take extra care.
“The safest thing to do is to be in your car, if you have it, or in a car that is secured,” he said.
Hains says if someone’s home is on fire, don’t try to extinguish the blaze.
“Just keep driving away.
If you can do that, you’ll probably be able to get away.”
Hains said if the fire gets out of control, it could be dangerous to be around someone who has been injured or killed in the blaze, like the homeowner who died in a fire in 2011.
“It’s dangerous, but if you’re out there in your vehicle, you should be able.
You don’t want to be driving away from that fire.
You want to get out as quickly as you can,” Hains explained.
“There are people out there that can get hurt, but it’s not a big deal.”
Hens adds that if you live near a brick building, make sure your property is not covered in debris, such as debris from a house or garage.
And don’t let anyone who lives on your property go into the building.
“Don’t let people go in.
Don’t let anybody,” he advised.