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The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of component materials to smolder when these materials are used in sofas and chairs supported by springs or cloth
Flash fires can spring up unexpectedly and cause damage and injury.
In 1997, a forest fire in Indonesia ignited an area of peatlands that smouldered for months.
Whether free-burning or smoldering, uncontrolled fire can threaten life and destroy property. On Earth, a little water, maybe some chemicals, and the fire is smothered.
For more than a decade, instruments on Terra and Aqua, two of NASA’s flagship Earth-observing satellites, have scanned the surface of our planet for fires four times a day.
Severe fires in Indonesia â€“ responsible for some of the worst air quality conditions worldwide â€“ are linked not only to drought, but also to changes in land use and population density.
Cai Zhongyong gestures across barren hills, where two stray camels graze on a few brown-green shrubs, and conjures up a medieval vision of hell.
- A volcanic mudflow.