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Rocks That Burned OC Mother Covered in Phosphate
KTLA ^ | 4:05 p.m. PDT, May 31, 2012 | Sarah Welch

Posted on 06/01/2012 7:55:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Beach rocks that seriously burned a 43-year old woman were covered in elevated levels of phosphate, tests show.

Lyn Hiner's children collected the seven rocks at Trestles Beach and brought them home.

Hours later, Hiner picked them up from the floor of her home and put them in her pocket.

"All of a sudden, something hot on my leg just sort of started to bother me, and so I started to think it was a bug bite, and I started slapping it, and the next thing I know my shorts are on fire," she said on "Good Morning, America."

At that point the rocks either caught fire or became hot enough to set fire to her clothing, Capt. Marc Stone of the Orange County Fire Authority said.

The rocks were sent to a state laboratory for testing, and results released Thursday confirmed elevated traces of the inorganic chemical, an agency spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

But how the chemical got on the rocks isn't known.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: sandiego

Rocks found on OC beach catch fire (KTLA News)
1 posted on 06/01/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 06/01/2012 8:00:47 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: BenLurkin

I question her veracity. After all, her pants were on fire.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 8:03:37 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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Phosphates? Or phosphorus? Is this another one of those 44mm semi-automatic revolver things that the idiot/badly ignorant journalists do?

/johnny

4 posted on 06/01/2012 8:04:37 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: sportutegrl

Hadda break out the replacement keyboard, I snorted coffee all over the other one! LOL!


5 posted on 06/01/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLUPTEM4Hj0


6 posted on 06/01/2012 8:08:43 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: BenLurkin

Had to be phosphorus.
Some forms ignite at around body temperature.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 8:09:57 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe piezoelectric quartz caused a little spark and ignited the fine lint in her pocket?


8 posted on 06/01/2012 8:14:16 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: BenLurkin
*Sigh*.

White Phosphorus people: San Clemente is at the northern edge of Camp Pendleton. All sorts of miltary smoke projectiles use WP to make fluffy white Phosphorus pentoxide smoke. If it lands in water (i.e., ocean f'rinstance) it quenches the flame. When the "rock" comes out of the water and the crust cracks to allow oxygen to reach the WP, she starts burning.

I found a 25 pound WP bomb washed up on the beach a few mile south of San Clemente a few years ago (a Navy smoke float).

WP burns are not a all funny and I have see some horrific stuff during my career..

9 posted on 06/01/2012 8:28:47 AM PDT by Chainmail
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To: Chainmail

Thanks. It’s obviously not a natural phenomenon. I was wondering if some jerk had been fooling around with phosphorus on the beach. But your explanation makes more sense.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 8:32:18 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BenLurkin

OC

“Don’t call it that.” — Michael Bluth


11 posted on 06/01/2012 8:34:31 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: sportutegrl

LOL


12 posted on 06/01/2012 8:35:01 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: sportutegrl

LOL REALLY loud. You win. No one has to post anything at FR today because you have won it all. In my grade school, the ultimate compliment for a witty saying or joke was, “Good one.” As a former member of the Osborn School eighth school, I say to you, “Good one.”


13 posted on 06/01/2012 8:42:14 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: sportutegrl

lol, lol, lol, lol


14 posted on 06/01/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Cicero

I hope the jerk’s name wasn’t Achmed or Muhammad.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 8:58:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin
Sorry, but this woman's shorts were not, nor have they EVER been, on fire...


16 posted on 06/01/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: BenLurkin

Tomorrow headline: Police arrest OC mother for possession of dangerous substance

17 posted on 06/01/2012 9:30:55 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: sportutegrl

It’s the old Willy-Peter in the pocket scam.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: BenLurkin

My guess is there was a beach party the night before, someone threw some road flares on the fire, where there were rocks, someone else peed the fire out before the flares finished burning leaving melted flare goop on the rocks. The kids found the rocks covered with pretty flare goop, they dried out, mom ‘struck’ them in her pocket, and viola, chemistry.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 9:42:32 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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20 posted on 06/01/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: sportutegrl

Excellent!


21 posted on 06/02/2012 6:51:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Mich Patriot

Now now.


22 posted on 06/02/2012 6:53:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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