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In February, the 3,865-square-foot home was damaged by a freak fire, caused by spontaneous combustion of a pile of dead grass, in which luckily nobody was hurt, Mary Wise of Keller Williams Central tells CountryLiving.com.
Much of the IndyDrum plant was heavily damaged in a May 2014 fire caused by spontaneous combustion of chemicals that had been mixed with sawdust used to clean drums.
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SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spontaneous combustion for English Language Learners
: burning that is caused by chemical actions inside of something rather than by heat from the outside
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