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As wood is heated it first gives up its moisture. After the water boils off and its temperature is increased to 450°F. the wood particles begin evolving volatiles. Thereafter the volatiles and fixed carbon mix with oxygen and burn separately. All of the visible flames in wood fire are from combustion of the volatiles.


It depends on the type of wood.

There is a South American hardwood (Brazilian Walnut) which is so dense, it has the same fire rating as concrete!

Parts of the beachfront boardwalk in Atlantic City has been renovated using this wood.

In 2007, a fire started under the boardwalk and tore through nearby buildings. The sections of the boardwalk with Brazilian Walnut, were left unscathed.

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2008-11-06 20:34:51

Dry wood will ignite in the presence of a flame at temperatures above Wood will spontaneously ignite (no flame present) above ( 350oC ( 660oF). 600oC 1110oF).

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The temperature for wood to burn is 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Moisture content can influence this, as well as the type of wood that is being burned.

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