cmar_wingnut (cmar_wingnut) wrote in little_details,

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Could a cellphone ignite gasoline fumes?

As the subject says - I have a (fictional, of course) situation with people trapped in a room with a leaky gas tank, and the air is full of fumes. I know flipping a light switch can create enough of a spark to set off an explosion in that situation.

My question is, is it possible that using a cellphone or even having a cellphone ring could create a spark and blow them all up?


Edit: Thanks so much, I think I have my answer - it's more important to know that the people would be afraid to use a cellphone than how likely it actually is to blow them up. Thanks again!
Tags: ~explosive & explosions, ~technology: phones

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