What Is firedamp Gas In Coal;What Does It Do?

The heat of the coal mine causes the coal to give off gas known as “ firedamp.’ ’ If this gas be mixed with air,
and a naked light be brought into contact with it, explosions of a serious nature occur, causing loss of life,
either by the explosion itself, or by suffocation from the carbon dioxide or u after damp ” which results from the
burning.

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