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    Wis. Man decides to clean with gasoline while smoking

    CHILTON, Wis. – A man faces an arson charge after telling authorities he wasn't thinking when he decided to use gasoline for cleaning up his apartment, and then tossed a lit cigarette into a pile of gas-soaked cushions and clothes. A criminal complaint filed Monday quoted a 47-year-old man as saying he knew gasoline is flammable and never should have used it.

    The complaint said that when the fire began Friday, he didn't pull the fire alarm but instead shouted "fire" a couple times and walked to the Menasha police department for an ambulance to take him to the hospital where he was treated for burns............
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    Re: Wis. Man decides to clean with gasoline while smoking

    This is fake. Mythbusters has proven that tossing a lit cigarette onto gas will not lite it.
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    Re: Wis. Man decides to clean with gasoline while smoking

    "gregair13" wrote:
    This is fake. Mythbusters has proven that tossing a lit cigarette onto gas will not lite it.
    Really?! That is hard to believe. I am going to try it.

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    Re: Wis. Man decides to clean with gasoline while smoking

    "gregair13" wrote:
    This is fake. Mythbusters has proven that tossing a lit cigarette onto gas will not lite it.
    Try lighting a gas soaked rag, it works, I promise. I've seen that mythbusters, but this case is completely different.


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    Re: Wis. Man decides to clean with gasoline while smoking

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "gregair13" wrote:
    This is fake. Mythbusters has proven that tossing a lit cigarette onto gas will not lite it.
    Really?! That is hard to believe. I am going to try it.
    Myth busters needs to come up to "Trackers Hunt Club" in Southeastern VA.....

    Get a few Beasts in, couple that with some wet firewood and a deep burning desire to get it burning.
    Add a gallon of gas, a cig and you will see some grown men without eyebrows......
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    Re: Wis. Man decides to clean with gasoline while smoking

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    "gregair13" wrote:
    This is fake. Mythbusters has proven that tossing a lit cigarette onto gas will not lite it.
    Really?! That is hard to believe. I am going to try it.
    Myth busters needs to come up to "Trackers Hunt Club" in Southeastern VA.....

    Get a few Beasts in, couple that with some wet firewood and a deep burning desire to get it burning.
    Add a gallon of gas, a cig and you will see some grown men without eyebrows......
    Gasoline is classified as a flamable liquid (as opposed to a "combustible") because it produces fumes which are easily ignited.
    Gasoline produces fumes at -45 degrees Farenhiet, while a combustible like diesel fuel produces fumes at 125 degress farenhiet.
    This is referred to as the "flash point" because when the proper mixture of fumes and oxygen any spark (static electricity, an open flame, a cigarette, etc.) will cause an ignition which will instantly consume all available fumes, or "flash".
    The article states he threw his cigarette on to a pile of gas soaked rags which will still be producing fumes but not a liquid which would have extinguished the cigarette like the "Myth Busters" can of gas they dropped the cigarette into.
    In Mar's campfire example, the fumes would have built up in the layers of "firewood" with enough of a brezze the fume and oxygen mixture in certian parts of the firewood would have been ideal.
    When the fumes built up enough (gas fumes are heavier than air, so they have to build up) to reach the ignition source the resulting fireball, though brief, would have been hot enough to burn eyebrows, nose hairs, eyelashes.
    Depending on how quickly the fireball dissipatted scalp hair might only have been singed, unless protected by headgear.

    Here is the link to most of these facts:

    http://www.burnsurgery.org/Documents...ine_safety.doc


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    Re: Wis. Man decides to clean with gasoline while smoking

    The way mythbusters did it was just on the ground. Like in movies where there is a line of gas on the ground or like something is leaking and the star flicks his cig into it. That doesn't work. But the fumes would work.
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