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fire·damp

(fīr'damp),
Methane or other light hydrocarbons forming an explosive mixture when mixed with 7 or 8 volumes of air.

firedamp

A colourless and odorless flammable gas, primarily composed of methane (60%), nitrogen and carbon dioxide, which is found in coal mines, putting miners at risk for death by asphyxia or explosion.
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