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Re: GLOBAL WILDFIRES 65 MILLION YEARS AGO
There have been serious suggestions that both the Chicago fire and a
fire that severely damaged a town a hundred miles or so west of Chicago were
ignited by a meteor storm that occured that night. I express no personal
re the validity of that hypothesis. There is a also grazing impact site in
Argentina dating to about 15,000 years ago that may have caused fires for a
considerable distance downrange.
Dann Pigdon wrote:
> How many modern instances have there been of fires being started by
> meteorites? I'd have thought any hot debris slamming into the earth
> would do so with enough force to either bury or smother the hot bits.
> Surely such a firey rain would result in lost of little explosions or
> craters, rather than lots of little fires?