We’re often told to wrap a woollen blanket around us as a last resort if stuck in a car with a fire front approaching.
But just how resistant is wool to fire?
One study reveals the temperature needs to reach a searing 600°C before wool will ignite. And if it does ignite it smoulders and eventually will self extinguish. Most importantly, it doesn’t melt.
For families on the look out for quality woollen blankets this summer, where can they go to get one? We’d love to hear your suggestions!