Report of the Investigation of Spreading Fire Under the Strong Wind in Beppu-City, Oita Prefecture in January 2010

Report Date: September 2012

This report is NRIFD’s investigation of a significant fire in Beppo-City, Oita prefecture, in 2010. The fire spread quickly due to strong winds and a delay in reporting the fire to the fire department. The report looks at the firefighting response, and how actions kept the fire from spreading further.

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  • National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster

    The research and development division undertakes research for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.

    • Large-Scale Fire Lab
    • Hazardous Materials Lab
    • Hazmat Facility Lab
    • Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab
    • Special Disaster Lab

Sugii, Kanji, Masahiko Shinohara, and Masafumi Hosokawa.  Report of the Investigation of Spreading Fire Under the Strong Wind in Beppu-City, Oita Prefecture in January 2010. Tokyo, Japan: Report of National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, No. 113, p. 14, 2012. Print. 

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