Spontaneous Combustion a Possibility with Wet Hay

  • Spontaneous Combustion a Possibility with Wet Hay
    Spontaneous Combustion a Possibility with Wet Hay
News reports of the Braum’s facility fire in Tuttle being caused by wet hay may have people wondering how something wet can combust, but it is all a matter of chemistry. “Strange as it may seem at first, wet hay is more likely to spontaneously catch fire than dry hay,” said Josh Bushong, Oklahoma State University Extension area agronomy specialist for western Oklahoma. “Excessive moisture is…

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