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Originally posted by soficrow
FYI - Fire does NOT kill certain diseases. Run a quick search on Dutch Elm disease and prion diseases like Mad Cow, and you will find that fire actually spreads the pathogens.
...The way microbes are evolving these days, it seems that the key components are most often prions. Prions are not alive, so they can't be killed. Even by fire. And fire tends to spread the little suckers.