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Spontaneous Combustion – Laundry and Cleaning news by cqualmann
July 6, 2009, 4:44 pm
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This article, by Richard Neale, dated February 2002, is entitled ‘Statistics reveal more tumble dryer fires’ and explains the theory behind spontaneous combustion in tumble dryers:

“Most incidents of laundry fires are still thought to involve spontaneous combustion of unremoved protein soiling from within cotton goods. The oxidation reaction can start very slowly at quite low temperatures in a stack of warm, clean work. It often only gets up to speed after several hours. This is why flames may not appear until the middle of the night.”


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