Compost set Willow Road house on fire
Original post made on May 10, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 10, 2012, 10:18 AM
on May 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Blame it on overactive bacteria.
on May 11, 2012 at 10:00 am
Compost piles rarely go over 130 degrees, must be the correct mix of 'brown and green' (nitrogen and carbon materials) and only then with adequate moisture (a really good pile will steam when turned, in winter.)
If it wasn't moist, one has to ask how often a pile of dry leaves combusts spontaneously in our area.
Never heard of a boom from a pile.
Bordering on the absurd.
Should report this, it's a first.
on May 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Compost doesnt burn:
really? Not according to this: Web Link
from the link: "Haystacks, COMPOST PILES and unprocessed cotton may self-ignite because of heat produced by bacterial fermentation."