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, Volume 84, Issue 6, pp 1417–1427 | Cite as

Urban fire occurrences in the Dhaka Metropolitan Area

  • Tanjiba Rahman TishiEmail author
  • Ishrat Islam
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Abstract

Fire, with its sudden appearance and destructive character, causes property losses and sometimes death and injury within a short time. High density of population and structures make the urban areas more vulnerable to fire hazard. In this context, fire incidents are very common in Dhaka city and the city is experiencing huge economic loss due to the increasing trend of fire incidents. These incidents are spread through different land use categories and the frequency of incidents also varies in these categories. This paper focuses on the distribution pattern of fire incidents of Dhaka Metropolitan Area according to different land use categories and structure types. The hot spots have been identified on the basis of density of fire occurrences using Kernel Density tool. The result of the research will help the policy maker in executing proper land use zoning as well as ensuring fire safety so that the loss due to fire incidents can be controlled.

Keywords

Dhaka Fire incident Spatial distribution Kernel Density tool 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The research work has been carried out with the fund of BUET to complete the degree of Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP).

Human and animal rights

The research does not directly involve the any human or animal participants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningBangladesh University of Engineering and TechnologyDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Environment and Infrastructure Management Solution (EIMS) LimitedTejgaon, DhakaBangladesh

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