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Post by scrat on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:50 am

UK weather gets even freakier: After storms, floods and gales - a bog fire raged! V3-peat-bog-ALAMY

Most peculiar!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/weather-gets-even-freakier-after-storms-floods-and-gales--a-bog-fire-raged-9127516.html
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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:12 am

OK, you guys seriously need to let the Israelites go, or something!

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:41 am


It's crazy now. One person was prevented from walking one suburb from Staines-on-Thames to Egham because the flood w as waist-deep.

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Post by scrat on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:10 am

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UK weather gets even freakier: After storms, floods and gales - a bog fire raged! V3-peat-bog-ALAMY

Most peculiar!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/weather-gets-even-freakier-after-storms-floods-and-gales--a-bog-fire-raged-9127516.html

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I don't see anything particularly "peculiar" about a little ol' fire like dat...

But then, I do live in a coal-mining region where both underground fires and bushfires aren't exactly uncommon..     Cool
Hi Beekeeper,

We've had the wettest winter in 250 years, the Thames barrier is in normal operation 3 to 4 times during an average winter, it's been in operation 33 times so far this winter, sinkholes are appearing and the ground water has risen in places by 20m, and yet despite this deluge of rain that started in the 2nd week of December, a bog fire rages, and scientists are bleating about "willo the wisp".
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Post by scrat on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:11 pm

Beekeeper wrote::D 

Will O' the Wisp !!!

That's also known as "marsh gas" in some places..

OR, good old Methane in common everyday usage.

AND, being lighter than water it will still naturally float on and above those rising waters no matter how high or wide the water table may rise..


cyclops   ANY RATE, back to those burning bogs, coal and gas seams, shale oil deposits ~ I've seen underground fires around here that have been burning for some decades, even centuries in a couple of cases...

EVEN with heavy rains every year, and good flooding rains every five to ten years, all that does is produce a lot of steam ~ and the fires just keep smouldering way..

THE only effective way to extinguish these underground fires is to fill them with gravel, cement, sand, ash ~ or just leave them to burn themselves out, if they're not threatening anyone.   Basketball
An interesting and informative post, although scientists on the ground studying this event have reported their surprise, the locals are dismayed by the whole event, which has been reported in the national press,,,,,as freakish!

Perhaps self combusting sodden swamp fires are commonplace down under?

Here in Great Britain we've had just about as much rainfall as our little island can take, it just makes this event even more surreal, hence the surprise.

Obviously there is some natural explanation,"Willo the Wisp", spontaneous human combustion and goblins are as difficult to muster in a laboratory as a drenched peat bog fire during the wettest winter in 250 years, I did like your explanation of methane gas igniting on the surface, it seemed most plausible until you realise that methane combusts rapidly with a cool blue green flame and would struggle under dry conditions to ignite wet grass, of course methane is just one constituent of marsh/swamp gas which is released in tiny pockets often several hundred meters apart, hence the term "Willo the Wisp".

One wonders if there was any exploratory fracking taking place locally, it stands to reason that large fractures would release larger amounts of gas, which could possibly ignite and burn so vigorously.
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:12 pm

most likely the recent rapid rise in ground water levels has disturbed the pockets of methane under the mud ...Methane "willo the whisp" are ignited because in the decay processes that produce the methane, another gas phosphine is also produced which WILL spontaneously combust on contact with oxygen...thus igniting the methane.

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Post by eddie on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:48 pm

My OH says "Peat is always flammable"

Mind you, he has had a whiskey.

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