‘Never thought about that’: Bizarre cause of huge house fire

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    very bizarre considering it it is very early spring at a high northern latitude

    in say Brisbane mid-summer , not a problem , but the timing is bizarre

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    It may sound like an urban myth, but it can and does happen. Fishbowls, jam-jars, and even glass door-knobs have been implicated in focusing the sun's rays sufficiently to cause smoldering, followed by a full-scale blaze. Earlier this year, London Fire Brigade said that 125 fires have been triggered by the sun's rays over the last five years – and warned that the risk exists during the winter as well as summer. To some acquaintances of mine, that's how everything burned down in the house. They turned tofire restorationservices to save at least something.

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