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Spontaneous combustion a threat

There was a photograph with a paragraph attached to it this past week in the paper about a hay fire in the area. The information indicated the cause of the fire appeared to be spontaneous combustion. Several students in the college’s agriculture program were curious exactly what the term spontaneous combustion meant and what caused it to happen. So what is spontaneous combustion and why does it happen to baled hay?
 Spontaneous combustion can happen with a variety substances including hay bales, cotton, linseed oils, coal, and even under the right circumstance cow manure piles. The simple short definition ...

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