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(KPTV Portland)   An Oregon man, who apparently has never seen a Michael Bay movie, pours gasoline on a fire to keep warm. Luckily only six agencies were involved in putting out the fire and rescuing the injured   (kptv.com) divider line 37
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2014-01-22 02:29:58 AM  
I am shocked, SHOCKED that this did not happen in Clackamas county.
 
2014-01-22 03:49:59 AM  
You've been so long
Well, it's been so long
And I've been putting out fire
with gasoline
putting out fire with gasoline
 
2014-01-22 09:58:24 AM  
You pour the gasoline on the wood before you light it on fire.
 
2014-01-22 10:29:41 AM  
Like there's anything else to do in Sisters.

/Grew up in Central Oregon
 
2014-01-22 10:36:46 AM  
You're supposed to throw an empty aerosol can in a fire, everyone knows that.
 
2014-01-22 10:39:54 AM  
Build a man a fire and you keep him warm for a day.  Set a man on fire and you keep him ward for the rest of his life.
 
2014-01-22 10:47:45 AM  
"alcohol does not appear to be a factor"

That's a shame.  No valid excuse then....
 
2014-01-22 10:48:11 AM  
MA-BA-SPLOOM!
 
2014-01-22 10:48:52 AM  
Gasoline doesn't burn, it explodes.
 
2014-01-22 10:51:50 AM  
I was almost a Fark headline long before there was Fark. Because I was stupid and thought that I could light a wood fire with propane if I was only careful enough. If there's anyone out there not laughing at how stupid I was and thinking, "I wouldn't have a problem because I'd be more careful." then listen up. You can't be more careful. Propane is too volatile. Believe the warning signs.

PSA.
 
2014-01-22 10:59:15 AM  
Think about this: One gallon of gasoline has more than enough energy in it to move an average sedan 25 miles.

Had this guy thought about that fact, it should have quelled any urge he had to see what happens when you pour it on a fire.
 
2014-01-22 11:13:59 AM  
Gas: No
JP8: Yes.
 
2014-01-22 11:16:14 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: You pour the gasoline on the wood before you light it on fire.


and for god's sake, if you're going to put gasoline onto a lit fire: DO NOT POUR IT STRAIT FROM THE CAN.
 
2014-01-22 11:20:39 AM  

Big_Fat_Liar: "alcohol does not appear to be a factor"

That's a shame.  No valid excuse then....


That's pretty much what I was thinking.
 
2014-01-22 11:21:14 AM  

Voiceofreason01: CapeFearCadaver: You pour the gasoline on the wood before you light it on fire.

and for god's sake, if you're going to put gasoline onto a lit fire: DO NOT POUR IT STRAIT FROM THE CAN.


Yep. Drink it instead. Wonderful laxative.
 
2014-01-22 11:21:30 AM  
"Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn't mean that we too can't not die in a freak gasoline fight accident."

/or did you think I was too stupid to know what a eugoogly was?
 
2014-01-22 11:23:24 AM  

Big_Fat_Liar: "alcohol does not appear to be a factor"

That's a shame.  No valid excuse then....


Stupidity
 
2014-01-22 11:24:16 AM  
I think it's pretty generous to describe this as an accident.  I know of a few personal injury attorneys who would probably use a different description.
 
2014-01-22 11:27:01 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Like there's anything else to do in Sisters.

/Grew up in Central Oregon


When I saw the headline I was imagining Bend or Prineville.

yakmans_dad: I was almost a Fark headline long before there was Fark. Because I was stupid and thought that I could light a wood fire with propane if I was only careful enough. If there's anyone out there not laughing at how stupid I was and thinking, "I wouldn't have a problem because I'd be more careful." then listen up. You can't be more careful. Propane is too volatile. Believe the warning signs.

PSA.


Back in '89 I was living in Nome Alaska during a winter cold snap and the propane actually got so cold it turned liquid.  A guy I know successfully unscrewed the top of his tank and poured out a cup of it, but we couldn't get anything to light to burn it with.
 
2014-01-22 11:28:51 AM  
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2014-01-22 11:34:49 AM  

Big_Fat_Liar: "alcohol does not appear to be a factor"

That's a shame.  No valid excuse then....


Well, if it's any consolation,  alcohol was  up to 10% of the factor ( presuming he filled up good ol' regular unleaded )
 
2014-01-22 11:51:25 AM  
I watched my friends dad get blown up this way when we were 8-9ish....it happened right as we were telling him it was a bad idea.

The smell of gasoline brings with it the vivid memory of his dad's palm-shaped-blister flapping in the wind from the wrist, as he waved down the approaching fire truck.
 
2014-01-22 11:54:12 AM  
Maybe he was trying to put out the fire WITH gasoline?
Link
 
2014-01-22 12:02:10 PM  
Wanna waste her monthly blood
Wanna get some on my love
Wanna get some gasoline
Burn her house down
 
2014-01-22 12:25:02 PM  
images.sodahead.com

"Did my brother just say, 'Totes Magotes'?"
 
2014-01-22 12:25:43 PM  
From the looks of that website, they sure do a bang up job of wrecking cars out there in Oregon.
 
2014-01-22 12:44:07 PM  
Diesel fuel, Kerosene, fuel oil, used motor oil. These are all convenient and manageable accelerants for a difficult to start fire.

Gasoline is great for eliminating all facial hair in one glorious fireball.

Still I don't recommend it. Buy a commercial starer log.
 
2014-01-22 01:04:31 PM  
Rip the top off an empty beer can and fill it with gas. Place under your wood and light. Good way to get a stubborn fire going.
 
2014-01-22 01:15:39 PM  
If he and his guests wanted to be warm, why not just...go inside?
 
2014-01-22 01:42:15 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: You pour the gasoline on the wood before you light it on fire.


Not exactly the best advice either (in case your being serious):

http://youtu.be/e1YmUpNaGmQ
 
2014-01-22 01:48:56 PM  
Last time somebody did this it killed their kid...and they got a big settlement from the company that made the gas cans (which went out of business).


http://www.pointoflaw.com/archives/2012/07/blitz-usa-closes-oklahoma -f actory.php
 
2014-01-22 02:25:08 PM  
 
2014-01-22 02:38:35 PM  

ausfahrk: RedPhoenix122: Like there's anything else to do in Sisters.

/Grew up in Central Oregon

When I saw the headline I was imagining Bend or Prineville.


Sisters is like Prineville with less oxygen.
 
2014-01-22 04:12:30 PM  

Big_Fat_Liar: "alcohol does not appear to be a factor"

That's a shame.  No valid excuse then....


It appears, however, that it did involve a trailer park. Close enough?
 
2014-01-22 04:50:38 PM  

blatz514: You're supposed to throw an empty aerosol can in a fire, everyone knows that.


Do you puncture it first?
 
2014-01-22 06:49:53 PM  
 
2014-01-22 08:52:18 PM  
If you must throw gasoline on a fire, I'd suggest using those red solo cups.  Fill them about half way, and either just gently toss the cup on the fire (making sure the cup stays upright for the lob), or splash the gas on the fire, then toss the empty cup.  Just don't hold onto the cup too long, or the gas will eat through the cup.    Note, that the gas can should be nowhere near the fire at any point during any of this.  If you follow these guidelines, at no point should anyone be in any actual danger, and you will get some crowd pleasing fire balls.


Avoid glass and enclosed containers.

The flare ring will singe your grass and your ass, so back up.
 
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