Vodka bottles and science unite to start boozy liquor store blaze11/5/2012
Even the fire marshal of the town of Burnsville had never seen anything like the inferno that erupted in a closed Minnesota liquor store seemingly out of thin air. "It was entertaining," manager Dave Hautman said of his and the firefighters watching the surveillance camera footage that captured the start of the fire. And no arsonist or careless smoker was to blame — it was physics. The blaze at Red Lion Liquors began when sunlight was refracted through vodka bottles onto a cardboard display, eventually creating a streaming fire that shot 12 feet high. A ceiling fan above only helped to stir the flames further. Luckily, no one was injured, and the resilient Burnsville store plans to tint its windows to prevent this from happening again. [Source]
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