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Did a cell phone really cause this fire?
This interesting video from a
surveillance camera (unknown source) of a fire at a gas pump was e-mailed around the
internet with a warning about using cell phones while pumping gas. The fire, though, was
really caused by static electricity.
Another urban myth explored through
Why the Cause Might Not be Electrical
Some fires determined to be electrical by local fire departments are more likely caused by
something else. Here's why...
Let's Get Real (with three episodes of CSI thrown in for good measure)
Special effects, sloppy attention to
detail, contrived plots, and a poor understanding of fire investigation are common in
Hollywood depictions of fire. CSI was just the latest example. This is not reality TV. If
you're involved in writing a book, a screenplay, or other project which
needs technical advice and/or realistic details about fires and or crashes, check out
this page for more information.
Fire Behavior in Space
Candles burn faster, fires burn as "floating flame balls"
Fire Related Photographs
Search Fire Statistics from the US
National Fire Incident Reporting System
Data, searchable by state, year, type of fire, etc.