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Ontario Fire Marshal issues warning about using ethanol-fueled fire pots

Reference: CTV News

The Ontario Fire Marshal has issued a warning about small table top fireplaces that use ethanol as fuel, saying there have been multiple fatalities and injuries in Ontario over the past three years.

The fire marshal released a video that shows “flame jetting,” which occurs when fuel vapors are ignited when refueling an appliance that is not fully extinguished and a flame is not visible to the eye.

“When you are using ethanol based fuel appliances there is a phenomenon known as flame jetting,” Douglas Browne, Ontario’s Deputy Fire Marshal, told CTV News Toronto. “It essentially means the ethanol fuel creates an over pressurization in the canister and when a flame contacts it, it will shoot out flames similar to a blowtorch or flame thrower.”..Read More