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Seems to be a bit of a paradox.
Been doing some further reading, and it seems that paraffin stoves & torches more likely to cause fires, but fires which have been more easy to extinguish. LPG stoves & torches cause fewer fires, but cause fires resulting in greater damage to property and loss of life.
I am guessing that maybe the reason is that it is easier to smother burning paraffin than it is to smother burning gas.
Replied: 13th Mar 2019 at 20:21