Fort Wayne, IN
said by ITALIAN926:Diesel only really burns very rapidly if it's atomized and then compressed, as in an engine. You can extinguish a cigarette or match if you drop it in a bucket of diesel fuel. Dumping it on an established fire or dropping a significant burning object (e.g. a rag lit on fire) will ignite it, but not the whooof that gasoline would cause. It just spreads around relatively slowly (as compared to gas) since it doesn't vaporize very fast.
Ahhh , Diesel isnt explosive like gasoline, I never knew that.