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5 Weird Things That Can Catch Fire

Fire: it’s beautiful, it’s dangerous, and it shows up in surprising places. Here are five weird things you might have on hand that can go up in flames.

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Sources:
https://www.ihasco.co.uk/blog/entry/3192/difference-between-flammable-and-combustible-materials
https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/flammable/flam.html#:~:text=Generally%20speaking%2C%20flammable%20liquids%20will,are%20usually%20above%20working%20temperatures.&text=Combustible%20liquids%20have%20a%20flashpoint,C%20(200%C2%B0F).
https://ehs.princeton.edu/book/export/html/308
https://blink.ucsd.edu/safety/research-lab/chemical/liquids/index.html

Flour:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032591019301226?casa_token=7ELbsXB46k4AAAAA:yaL4sALOeLMAE4kKAlgtt8Asmj_X6qXCBui75duV4lGsn8v0uJguEtKWYPkW5rIxlbBrhvifMbY#bb0005
https://www.researchpapers.mtf.stuba.sk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/VP40_01_2017_Kuracina.pdf

Is Flour Flammable?


https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tools-and-techniques/question150.htm

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SENOAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT132&lpg=PT132#v=onepage&q&f=false

Acetone:
https://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/virttxtjml/carbhyd.htm
https://www.worldofmolecules.com/solvents/acetone.htm

Is Acetone Flammable?


https://home.howstuffworks.com/stain-removal-tools-ga3.htm

Why is Acetone a Good Solvent?


https://www.fireengineering.com/leadership/acetone/
https://abc7chicago.com/nail-polish-remover-fire-police-warning-burning/658544/
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Acetone#:~:text=Acetone%20appears%20as%20a%20clear,Vapors%20are%20heavier%20than%20air.

Glass:
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/highrise-fire-sunlight-magnify-b1891792.html


https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/09/03/Skyscraper-melting-cars-in-London/2591378232486/
https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/latest-news/two-house-fires-started-by-sun-rays-reflecting-off-mirrors

Can Stained Glass Start a Fire

Linseed oil:

Warning to home improvers about oil cloth combustion risks


https://abcnews.go.com/US/officials-warn-spontaneous-combustion-risk-linseed-oil-common/story?id=40788665#:~:text=Oil%2Dbased%20wood%20stains%20and,can%20burn%20without%20any%20spark.&text=Oil%2Dbased%20wood%20stains%20and%20linseed%20oil%20can%20combust%20and,ignite%20the%20fire%2C%20officials%20say.
https://fireandemergency.nz/assets/Documents/Files/Heads-Up-023-Hazards-of-Linseed-Oil.pdf
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/BF02590415.pdf

Celluloid:
https://www.flowvis.org/OldGalleries/2010/Team-2/Reports/Murray_John.pdf
https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/nbstechnologic/nbstechnologicpaperT98.pdf
https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Wesley-Hyatt
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5304273/
https://www.britannica.com/science/nitrocellulose
https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg469.pdf

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