Oily rags start fire at Kent home

KENT, Wash. (AP) - The fire department says rags soaked in linseed oil self-combusted to start a fire early Friday morning in Kent.

The fire was reported by a neighbor, and six adults got out of the burning home safely.

Linseed oil is used in wood finishing. The drying oil can produce enough heat in rags to ignite.

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