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Fire Associated with Storage of Old Movie Films Made of Nitrocellulose

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Nitrocellulose (cellulose nitrate) was used to make photographic films until 1951. This material is unstable and can spontaneously ignite. As it burns the material is able to generate its own oxygen, which makes smothering the fire difficult.

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