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Glass windowsill ornament causes house fire

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A home has been gutted by a fire started by sunlight shining through a glass ornament in a living room window.

The blaze caused extensive damage when it ripped through the bungalow in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Firefighters said the windowsill trinket had concentrated the sun's rays, producing a magnifying glass effect.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service warned homeowners to be aware of the dangers of glass on windowsills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-44859885

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Piney

This happens a lot with "sun catchers". 

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and then

We've got something like this but it doesn't magnify.  It uses a small solar panel and motor to rotate a prism.  It's a cool little thing - no pun intended.  

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