Assessing toxic emissions at the rural/urban interface

What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface? Fire Note 114 outlines research assisting fire agencies gain a better understanding of potentially toxic emissions and their exposure concentrations at fires in the rural/urban interface and what this means. The materials burnt during the study are commonly present in a house or surrounds, but the current knowledge on their combustion is limited. A better understanding of the type and concentrations of potentially toxic gases and particles released during a fire will help assess exposure risks to firefighters and communities at the rural/urban interface. View the Fire Note here.


Release date

Wed, 31/07/2013