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posted on 15-8-2005 at 03:32 AM Post Number: 1612539 (post id: 1634432)
Slow burning fires are not unknown, particularly in coal seams. Now... while I'm skeptical you're on top of a coal mine, there's a number of very natural explainations for this -- and the fact that you smelled charcoal indicates there's some sort of coal involved in it.
Perhaps there was something like this occuring down inside the planter?? Had the plant died? Was there any mulch around the base of the plant? Could anyone have used that planter as an 'ash tray' and started a fire with a cigarette butt?
Did you take the plant out of its pot afterwards and inspect it? What did you find?