“Burning sulfur…came down like rain on Sodom and Gomorrah,” and Lot’s wife “became a pillar made out of salt,” (Genesis 19:24, 26 NIRV). The area, in the south part of the Dead Sea, is rich in sulfur, salt, and natural gas. One theory, an earthquake opened a pocket of natural gas. A village fire ignited the gas, spewing sulfur and salt. Complete Visual Bible, p. 21.