Welwyn Garden City home blaze caused by sunlight

LOW-LEVEL sunlight could spark a blaze in your home, firefighters are warning. Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service issued the advice after a number of fires across the county caused by light reflecting on to flammable materials. In one case, in WGC,

LOW-LEVEL sunlight could spark a blaze in your home, firefighters are warning.

Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service issued the advice after a number of fires across the county caused by light reflecting on to flammable materials.

In one case, in WGC, a glass ornament on the window sill magnified the beam of sunlight and set fire to a pile of clothes.

Low sun is a particular problem in the late summer months and early autumn.


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Fire investigator Dave Stokes said: "A fire caused by a mirror or glass object may seem extremely unusual and unlucky, but it does happen.

"Fire can have devastating effects and it is worth taking the time to move any mirrors or glass objects out of direct sunlight.

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