The Great Knoxville Mulch Fire of 2012

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by CardinalVol, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Anybody keeping up with this?

    I can't help but think it's pretty funny.
  2. alumvol08

    alumvol08 Active Member

    Is it near Alcoa Highway exit off 40 near downtown? I went through there yesterday and could hardly see 5 ft in front of me.
  3. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    That would be it.
  4. 7thgroupvolfan

    7thgroupvolfan New Member

    Could hardly mention without the terrible introduction.
  5. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    Sadly, the fire doesn't have enough steam to make it downtown and torch the worthless Convention Center to the ground.
  6. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Does anybody know how it started?
  7. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Mulch keeps a lot of heat. I imagine it started in the middle of one of the piles and just took off
  8. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Ya, the mulch likely combusted. Happens all the time in the South. It generates a lot of heat and if the top layers dry out, "poof." You'll see signs in mulch beds at banks warning you not to toss a cigarette.

    I've also seen mulch spontaneously combust right in front of my eyes at UT once, while looking out a window during a meeting. Heated wood gives off wood gas, which is the same as gasoline vapor.
  9. 7thgroupvolfan

    7thgroupvolfan New Member

    I'm still trying to figure out what the hell I was talking about. It was a good night.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  10. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Burnin doo doo wood. Allsome smell.
  11. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

  12. MaconVol

    MaconVol Chieftain

    It would be great if they played this at the O&W game Saturday.
  13. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    i drove by it yesterday. shit is crazy. hopefully the rain helped.

    there's also a twitter handle for it.

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