We seem to be on a Darwin kick this eve.

We seem to be on a Darwin kick this eve.

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    We seem to be on a Darwin kick this eve.

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    Dumb luck! Generator destroyed when lit candle used to check fuel level

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    Posted October 28 2005, 4:00 PM EDT


    Two Broward residents narrowly escaped injury after causing a flash fire and destroying their portable generator Thursday night at a home near Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Sheriff's Office said on Friday.

    One resident was attempting to re-fuel the generator in the dark on the 2900 block of Northwest Seventh Court and decided to peer into the gas tank using a burning candle for light. The flame from the candle ignited flammable gasoline vapors inside the tank causing a flash fire that destroyed the generator and created a serious risk to the adjacent structure

    Residents at the scene began to fight the fire with a garden hose. Broward Sheriff's Office Fire-Rescue personnel responded quickly to the scene.

    There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
    "Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne


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    No injuries? Amazing indeed. I can only assume it was all but empty - could have been way different!

    Bit like that darned gas leak - go look for it with a lighter or match - or I guess candle would do too LOL!
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    Ha Ha

    Much better than my stupid Darwin post.
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    Just anothe example of why a surefire flashlight is king.

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    actually a tank that is empty is more likely to explode than one that is full.

    Gasoline usually burns, gasoline vapors explode. Ever see someone try tp weld up a hole in an old gas tank, while sitting astride it? Me neither, but dad said it made a surprisingly loud "thoomp!" burned the guy pretty good, and ended up across the street. The tank was ruined... once they found it that is. LOL!

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    GS - how right you are. I was thinking more really of the available fuel with regard to a more sustained burn.

    Whichever way it is looked at - naked flame is - not good!
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    Agreed.

    being around an open flame while naked is not too good on an idea either.
    Neither is frying bacon for that matter. LOL!

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    Neither is frying bacon for that matter.
    Sounds like personal experience to me GS
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    Um, well I er, uh... yeah.

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