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A hard-to-detect incendiary device is made from paraffin wax and sawdust. Melted wax is combined with a quantity of sawdust and allowed to cool. The wax mixture is then placed into a paper bag next to the intended target. A match is used to ignite the paper bag, and that in turn ignites the wax-sawdust mixture. The fire starts very slowly, taking about two or three minutes before the wax-sawdust mixture is burning strongly, allowing the arsonist to safely exit the structure.
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