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gman Member Posts: 12
anyone have any info on explosion in cranston R.I. house lost its roof?


  • Explosion caused by a back draft

    which is a build up of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen caused by incomplete combustion typical to a fire. The CO and Hydrogen reach explosive limits for CO any where between 12.5% and 74%. Three things needed for combustion oxygen-source of igniton-and fuel, the fuel in this case is Carbon Monoxide gas. many explosions at fires that get blamed on natural gas are actually CO explosions.

    The movie "Backdraft" was a good example of this.

    The flame will actually moan and talk to you in a burning building as the gases build up they make noises.

    I learned this in fire fighting school in the Navy. Had it reinforced at Hopkinton, Mass firefighting school.
  • Glen
    Glen Member Posts: 855
    Newspaper archives?

    Would any archives be available? Should be interesting reading.
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