At What Temperature Does Wood Catch Fire?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 10:37:51 AM ET
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Dry wood catches fire between about 300 degrees Fahrenheit and 580 degrees Fahrenheit, depending upon the species of wood and the extent of decay present, with more decayed wood being quicker to ignite. The amount of moisture in the wood is the strongest influence on wood reaching this temperature.

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