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We have a couple of questions showing that in dry times a flare can start forest fires.

Most flares will start easily when wet and even burn underwater. So would seem a tempting fire starting tool.

I am wondering about in wet times, if a flare would be effective for starting fires. Flares burn pretty hot 1,600 °C (2,900 °F) and I suspect that might actually make it more difficult to light a fire with wet wood/kindling.

We have some related questions, but they don't address flares.

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