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www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/dairy/facts/hayfires.htm

Lives have been lost and hay crops destroyed because of fires caused by spontaneous combustion. This year has been particularly bad for hay heating due to ...

www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/newsreleases/2011/july-25-2011/don2019t-risk-hay-fires/view

Jul 25, 2011 ... Fire is possible in hay that's loose, in small or large bales or stacks, and stored inside or outside. Hay fires are a danger at any time in stacked ...

www.aimscentral.com/keeping-hay-fires-from-spontaneous-combustion

Actually, wet hay is more likely to lead to spontaneous combustion than dry hay. If wet hay with more than 22% moisture is stored in a barn or stacked then the risk ...

nasdonline.org/915/d000758/hay-fires-prevention-and-control.html

Fire can occur in loose hay, small bales, large bales or in stacks. The fires can occur in hay stored inside as well as in hay stored outside. Regardless of when or ...

news.okstate.edu/articles/agricultural-sciences-natural-resources/2020/stotts_braums-fire.html

Sep 4, 2020 ... “Strange as it may seem at first, wet hay is more likely to spontaneously catch fire than dry hay,” said Josh Bushong, Oklahoma State University ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_combustion

Spontaneous combustion can occur when a substance with a relatively low ignition temperature (hay, straw, peat, etc.) begins to release heat.

extension.sdstate.edu/fire-hazard-wet-bales

May 18, 2020 ... Moisture concentration at baling is the most important factor affecting spontaneous heating, but it can also happen however in hay that gets wet ...

www.sites.ext.vt.edu/newsletter-archive/cses/2002-05/hayfires.html

Baling and storing hay to high in moisture content can result in spontaneous combustion or a hay fire. Hay stored at moisture levels sufficient to maintain high  ...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO5W25csxGo

Mar 15, 2017 ... ​ In this video: Plant reactions and bacterial growth combine to raise temperatures in even the driest hay bales, although most never catch fire on ...

ag-safety.extension.org/preventing-fires-in-baled-hay-and-straw

May 17, 2019 ... Hay Fire Hazards · Flare-Ups: When the internal hay bale temperature is between 150ºF and 170ºF, the potential exists for spontaneous ...