What Is a Muck Fire?


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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Effects of muck fires are smoke everywhere.
Never heard of them. Perhaps fires in swampy areas where rotting vegetation produces methane (a flammable gas). Lightning could set them off.
The muck fire takes place on pages 200-220. Thanks for
(mŭk'wûrm') n. Any wormlike insect larva, as of certain beetles, that lives and grows in manure.
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