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Latest Spontaneous combustion Stories

2013-07-15 23:01:16

Items commonly found in your garage can be helpful for completing projects around the house, but it’s important to remember that some of those items are flammable and should be stored properly. Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Summer is the perfect time to mow the lawn or catch up on projects around the house, like deck staining. What you may not know is that many of the products needed for these tasks are stored in the garage and are highly flammable – and may even be susceptible to...

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2011-09-25 07:38:02

An Irish coroner has ruled that a 76-year-old man who burned to death last December was a victim of spontaneous combustion, according to BBC News reports on Friday. Dr. Ciaran McLoughlin, the coroner of West Galway, said that the death of Michael Faherty was the first case of spontaneous combustion he had ever seen. Faherty died at his home in Clareview Park, Ballybane, on December 22, 2010, and according to the British news agency, "investigators had been baffled as to the cause of Mr....

2008-02-12 12:00:00

Dear Action Line: The towering tree-mulch piles at Johnson Park, 61st Street and Riverside Drive, are steaming. On the farm we learned that putting damp hay bales in the barn caused it to spontaneously combust and burn down the barn. What safeguards are being taken to keep these huge mounds of tree mulch from catching fire? -- W.L., Tulsa. Dan Crossland, Tulsa Public Works Department's deputy director of public facilities, said the mulch mounds are emitting fermentation odor and steam...

2007-08-18 12:18:10

By Linda A Moore lmoore@commercialappealcom Last week wood chips spread on an Arlington, Texas playground got hot enough to spontaneously combust. In March 1995 Romano's Macaroni Grill in Germantown was damaged in a fire officials believed started when mulch ignited all by itself. It may sound bizarre, but experts say the right recipe of heat, decomposition and a little bit of wind can combine to start a fire, even in two inches of mulch around a flower bed. "It's possible and I've...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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