What Is a Muck Fire?

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A muck fire is an underground fire that is caused by lignite which burns when lightning hits a dry ground. The muck is the soil that is made up from peat especially in dried-out swamplands. The fire can last for several weeks.
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Fires that are underground, usually in ligite soil.
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You seldom see them. "Muck" is actually very much like peat, and during prolonged dry spells, this organic matter can become dried out enough that it can be ignited and
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Muck fires are most common in Florida and can burn for weeks.
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Not just florida places where vegetation is dry or during spring!!! California has lots of muck fires too!!! Anonymous
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