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6 insane (but true!) Facts about FIRE!

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Orange Flames from a fire with SERVPRO house label There are a lot of crazy facts about fire and how it works. Keep reading to learn something new!!!

6 insane (but true!) Facts about FIRE! 

  1. Did you know that fire makes water? If you hold a cold spoon over a flame, water vapor will condense on the metal. Give it a try for yourself! 
  2. Earth is the only planet that has enough oxygen to allow fire.
  3. America’s deadliest fire occurred on a steamship on April 27, 1865. The steamship, called “The Sultana”, was 6 times over the capacity limits when the boilers on the ship exploded. This explosion started a massive fire that left 1,547 people dead. 
  4. Have you ever noticed how fire isn’t always orange, or that it sometimes changes color? The color of the flames is related to how much oxygen is in the fire. For example, a fire with low oxygen flames gives off a yellow hue, while fires with high oxygen levels show off a blue flame. 
  5. Did you know that a house fire will double in size every two minutes? This is another reason why it is VITAL to have an evacuation plan that everyone in the family is familiar with. 
  6. The Great Fire of London took place in 1666, and wrecked 80% of the beautiful city, and took about 200,000 human lives. Interestingly enough, this massive fire actually helped to end the bubonic plague by killing most of the rats that were carrying the disease. 

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