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I have quite a few loaded rounds (maybe 2,000) in my garage and was kind of concerned about what would happen if the house caught on fire. I had assumed that a fire involving live ammo would be a dangerous situation. Turns out it is not too bad. In fact it's less dangerous than a five gallon can of lawnmower gas or aerosol cans. Found this very interesting video produced by SAMMI that shows just what happens when ammo is crushed, shot, or burned. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SlOXowwC4c
 

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The NFPA does not list small arms ammunition as a fire hazard. In fact they clearly state any projectile from burning ammunition will not pierce a fireman’s outer most garment. And they don’t consider ammunition any more dangerous than an aerosol can.
 

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This should bee seen by every reloader. I've read several posts about how "dangerous, explosive" stored ammo is, mostly by those that know very little about today's ammunition...
 

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of bigger concern is stored quantities of powder. Thats why powder storage is supposed to have a weak point, so it will blow open and burn vs contain the pressure and explode.
 

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of bigger concern is stored quantities of powder. Thats why powder storage is supposed to have a weak point, so it will blow open and burn vs contain the pressure and explode.
Does that mean powder should not be stored in a pressure cooker?
 

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Loaded guns are the only real problem in a house fire. Powder, primers, and loose loaded ammo is not a problem.
 

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