Methane fires, explosions in livestock facilities
June 5, 2012 – Methane fires and explosions are growing issues for rural firefighters with livestock confinement facilities in their response area.
The fires and explosions can occur when a thick foam forms on the surface of the manure in holding pits below the facility. The foam is a concern to firefighters because the bubbles in this foam are filled with a combination of manure pit gases, including methane, a major concern relative to fire and explosion. READ MORE