Why Does Wood Pop When It Burns?

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The reason why wood pops when it burns is simply because air that is usually trapped in pockets within the wood is being released hence causing a 'pop' sound in the process. There are some woods which generally burn quietly and an example is the Apple wood. Cedar wood and the like pop when being burnt.
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