I am just wondering but can you actually start a fire with just a cigarette?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    It depends on the fuel source. Very dry grass...definitely. Wet sticks....not likely. Spilled gasoline.......maybe it depends on exactly where the cigarette is applied. 

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  • Haze
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    4 weeks ago

    With a cigarette that is lit, yes.  

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Used to be one of the most common causes of fire - a discarded cigarette in a trashcan.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, I can .

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It happened in Australia. Though that was not the initial cause of it, Lightning was.

       Dry enough conditions and the right tinder and just enough breeze and viola "Whoosh".  

    But if you are TRYING...OF COURSE IT WON'T happen.  It is an accident. Or a puddle of gasoline.

    • Nuff Sed
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      4 weeks agoReport

      "it won't happen if you're trying"?? What sort of proof do you have that there is no intentional fire starting using a lit cigarette?

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  • D1218
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    4 weeks ago

    Keep lighting it and let it sit there.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You'd have to have something to light the cigarette first. Then of course it could. Toss it into a puddle of gas for instance

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It's possible. Unlikely under normal conditions, but possible.

    The butt end, still alight, would need to land on something that doesn't take much to catch fire or at least smolder with enough oxygen around it (like a light wind) and a whole lot of time to build up enough heat to keep the flames going.

    • Nuff Sed
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Ordinary liquid gasoline has a flashpoint of 40 below zero, meaning it is putting off flammable fumes at any temperature over that, so there's that.

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