What is a Sushi Crunch Fire?
Deep-fried tempura flakes are a key ingredient sprinkled on sushi rolls for crunch. Known as agedama or tenkasu, Japanese for “tempura dregs,” they have been linked to a series of restaurant fires in multiple states.
Kara Nelson, a fire investigator in Madison, Wisconsin, worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to pinpoint the cause of the blazes which were caused by spontaneous combustion.(more…)