Found this on paranormalhaze: Case Combusting Cat Location: Outer London: Stanmore (Greater London) - Anmer Lodge nursing home Type: SHC Date / Time: January 1987 Further Comments: Peppi the cat enjoyed life at the nursing home, before exploding into blue flame with a bang and a flash. If the story is true, then Peppi could be a rare example of Spontaneous Feline Combustion. What caused Peppi to catch fire then, the loud bang, blue flames etc? I know Spontaneous human combustion has been disproved, but what about cats? any explanation??
Maybe some dottering old fool put him in the microwave to dry him off first...
No. Can't happen.
Maybe someone tossed it a fire cracker. Don't be so gullible.