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    Default A 2-month fire!

    I met some loggers who had lit a big bonfire in a local wood to burn the remnants of their work (a shame as quite enough wood to heat my house for the winter but no easy way of transporting it). I posted about this in a different forum on February 16th

    Walked to the same spot today & it's still smouldering! I reckon they'd burnt some tyres in there as there was loads of wire but we've had quite a bit of rain since... Must be charcoal under all the ash...

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    Depending on what the soil substructure is, a fire that big can set the ground on fire and these fire can burn for months even years, so if it has been burning for that long report it



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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze

    thats a long lasting fire
    'judge a man not by his answers, but by his questions' voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattsy View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze

    thats a long lasting fire
    gas, pah! you need coal for proper longevity http://www.treehugger.com/clean-tech...rns-today.html
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