Kent Fire and Rescue Service UK
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David Wales, Kent Fire and Rescue Service UK, has studied human behaviour in accidental dwelling fires, collecting detailed information from over 700 of Kent’s fire victims.
This shows a uniform age distribution of injuries, but higher rates of death for the over-forties and the highest for the over-eighties. Currently, available data describes the volume of smoke, but potentially this could be extended to cover descriptions of its irritancy.