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There's a lot of missing information. How much dynamite? What type of glass and how thick and how was it framed? What type of bronze is the crucifix made of? And I have no idea about the accuracy of what details are given. But I can make some general comments why no miracle is necessary. Commercial dynamite is not a particularly powerful explosive. There's ...


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Pools of kerosene burn in a self-sustaining manner as reported in Combustion Properties of Large Liquid Pool Fires Fire Technology volume 25, pages 241–255(August 1989). This reference compiles kerosene pool fire data from 6 sources and spans the size range of 0.25 to 50 meter diameter pools. Quantitative data for burn rate in millimeters of depth per ...


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If you're looking for a historical answer, I don't have that, but if you're asking about the scientific side of it, the temperature of the weather is irrelevant to whether a fire could be sustained; the fire will produce heat that will raise the temperature above the flashpoint. The flashpoint of wood is 300 degrees Celsius, and clearly it can burn when the ...


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