combustible material

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Noun1.combustible material - a substance that can be burned to provide heat or powercombustible material - a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
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Or if the combustible materials that now seem to be collecting should be dissipated without coming to maturity, or if a flame should be kindled without extending to us, what security can we have that our tranquillity will long remain undisturbed from some other cause or from some other quarter?
They suspect the blaze may have been caused by combustible material in the fuel tanks of the cars.
The beacon will consist of 40 tons of combustible material and 200 gallons of oil.
Mr Nolan said combustible material was not covered with fire curtains.
Central Scotland chief fire officer Kenneth Taylor said: "Given the scale of combustible material involved, it's likely crews will have to remain on scene over the next day or two for damping down.
Ahmad said many of these lights are made of low-quality and combustible material, and are not fitted properly.
This fire had so many of those elements; candles left on the floor near combustible material, one of the occupants trying to douse the flames before calling 911 and an open door, which allowed fire to spread into the hallway," he said.
The furnace ignited combustible material near the flue pipes, spreading fire into the walls of the house.
According to the NNA report, the explosion was due to combustible material catching fire.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is removing combustible material before it can be set alight - and has set up a helpline for residents to report locations.
The brief but intense thermal pulse of a nuclear explosion immediately ignites any combustible material nearby.
The fire raged for over 26 hours, eating up combustible material inside the building.