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Saddle burn

A U-shaped burn pattern found on the top of floor joists, caused by fire burning down through the floor. Often, a saddle burn is caused by a burning liquid on the floor or radiant heat from a material close to the floor. Saddle burns display deep charring.

For more information on this term, see the interFIRE VR Resource File article: Examples of Fire Patterns: "Rundown Burn"

 
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