Fire can happen even in the industry for textiles, almost all the necessary materials to be used can become flammable to a certain degree.
Which materials increase the fire risk?
Keeping materials that are quite loose are highly flammable such as fabrics that are off-cuts or have wadding that are open layered and has fibers with have lower density can also burn quickly as well as fibers which are oily in nature like cotton and wool which may have been oil contaminated during the processing.
The bales of fibers like cottons that have raw or rough edges are likely to burn on its surface and accumulate smolders under them. These accumulating smolders also become bales which can ignite anytime and can become nearly impossible to extinguish. Piles and piles of textile stocks like if kept close to each other may also increase the likelihood of fire ignition and fire spreading swiftly is very possible. Most mills are constructed traditionally which means they are made of wood and are also combustible.
The agents used for the textile oxidation process are also very flammable that can make the starting fire’s intensity increase via the oxygen it takes in.