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Friday, December 23, 2011

Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer causes $1mil blaze at Ohio industrial facility

Inspiring one to ask: how stupid are these people?

FINDLAY, OH (THE COURIER) - A blaze that destroyed a Findlay recycling business has been ruled accidental.

The fire struck g2 revolution, 200 Stanford Parkway, on Nov. 18 after a repairman left a furnace on while repairing it, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office.

The furnace was designed to run on alcohol-based hand sanitizer, according to the fire marshal. About two gallons of the liquid ignited in the furnace and dripped into a nearby container holding 275 gallons of hand sanitizer, according to the state agency.

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