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What are some fabrics that burn fast?
Answer 1:

Fabric that is thin will burn faster, because it has more surface area for the amount of burnable material to which the oxygen in the air can get to. It also depends on temperature, amount of oils and other super-flammables in the fabric, and so on.

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