Poo Fact 3: Manure Fires

In Ventura County, California, in 2009 a pile of animal manure spontaneously burst into flames. Fanned by 50 miles-per-hour winds, the resulting fire soon ran out of control.

night photograph of a burning landscape

Most manure fires are far less destructive.

“I woke at 2 a.m. with the smell of what I thought was the Vittles Stop Barbeque wafting in my face via the fan!!!! I was up off and on for a few HOURS smelling what I thought was delicious hickory smoked barbecue!!!!!!!”

Modern Farmer Magazine takes up the story…

White goat standing in a field of yellow flowers

Bill Cane poofacts science