Top: Half of the test home has cedar siding and other common combustible building materials. The other half has common fire-resistant materials such as cement siding. Bottom left: Fire engineer Daniel Gorham (far right) monitors the test from a control room at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety research facility. Bottom right: Roy Wright is the institute’s president and CEO.

Top: Half of the test home has cedar siding and other common combustible building materials. The other half has common fire-resistant materials such as cement siding. Bottom left: Fire engineer Daniel Gorham (far right) monitors the test from a control room at the Insurance Institute for Business