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Man's Clothes Spark Evacuation

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Man's Clothes Spark Evacuation

Man's Clothes Spark Evacuation

Man's Clothes Spark Evacuation

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Talk about power dressing: In Australia, one man's shirt and jacket built up so much static electricity they set a carpet on fire forcing a building to be evacuated. Frank Clewer's wool shirt and nylon jacket rubbed together as he walked. When he reached his car, his jacket scorched some plastic. Firefighters said the clothes had a current of 40,000 volts, and they took the jacket to the fire station for safe keeping.