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Engineers are learning what conditions cause spot fire ignition

While some human-caused ignitions are on the decrease, fires that bloom from stray metal particles continue to be a problem, particularly around mid-sized populations where there is just the right cocktail of civilization and natural fuels. Engineers supported by the National Science Foundation are learning what ingredients and conditions cause this type of fire-starting, known as spot fire ignition.

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