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    You can actually see the spark around 0:48. Those look like rolls of expanded polystyrene/polypropylene foam insulation, and if so, I would bet that this is igniting the off-gassing isobutane/pentane that was used as the blowing agent. They should have let them completely off gas somewhere with proper ventilation, but who has time for that?

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    I would guess that it was thin synthetic cloth that created the charge and is also highly inflammable


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