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Compost fires

15 years ago

Has any one on these forums personally had any of their own compost piles spontaneously ignite?

I have not had any of mine ignite. (small tumbler, medium tumbler, large tumbler, black plastic bin, pallet bin, wire enclosure, large bin, windrow, pile, I've had them all). I know of no one who has. (not that I know a lot of compost enthusiasts.)

I too have seen the "stories" of these things happening but I am skeptical. Any news stories I have personal knowledge of are usually so inaccurate it is laughable. Ergo, I have extreme difficulty believing what is "reported" in the news.

Anyone had their pile go up in flames?


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