Innocent-Looking Things That Almost Caused Hazardous Fires

Innocent-looking things might be very dangerous sometimes, they might even cause hazardous fires. There are some points to avoid hazardous fires like paying attention to glass goods in our homes and sunlight. Here are 18 innocent-looking things that almost caused hazardous fires.

This London Skyscraper Can Melt Cars And Set Buildings On Fire

The skyscraper is known locally as “the Walkie-Talkie” for its unusual shape. But that curvilinear shape is exactly what’s causing the problem: The south-facing exterior wall is covered in reflective glass, and because it’s concave, it focuses the sun’s rays onto a small area, not unlike the way a magnifying glass directs sunbeams onto a superhot pinpoint of light.


Watch how a building melted this parked Jaguar XJ

THE WALKIE Talkie skyscraper in the City has caused extensive damage to a Jaguar parked on a nearby street – as other drivers come forward to say it has also melted parts of their vehicles.

The building’s unusual shape is reflecting an ultra-bright light onto Eastcheap, with those unlucky enough to park below finding the beam is causing serious damage.

Martin Lindsay, director of a tiling company, said he was distraught to see the warped panels along the side of his high-spec Jaguar XJ.

He said: “They’re going to have to think of something. I’m gutted. How can they let this continue?”

He parked his Jaguar at 12.45pm on Thursday afternoon but when City A.M. visited an hour later there was a smell of burning plastic and some panels were beyond repair.

The building – dubbed the Walkie Scorchie after it began reflecting the ray of light that has left passers-by shielding their eyes – has also badly damaged a van parked nearby.

Eddie Cannon, a heating and air conditioning engineer, said his Vauxhall Vevaro had suffered similar damage on Wednesday: “The van looks a total mess – every bit of plastic on the left hand side and everything on the dashboard has melted, including a bottle of Lucozade that looks like it has been baked.”

“When I got in the van it was a really strange light – like it was illuminated and they were filming. I want to know what effect it’s having on people walking down the road.”

Joint developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf said they are investigating, adding: “As a precautionary measure, the City of London has agreed to suspend three parking bays in the area which may be affected.”

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Crystal Ball Can Burn Your House

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The Glass Globe Of This Light Focused The Sunlight Enough To Burn The Suns Path In The Grass

4. The Sun Shining Through A Crystal Ball And Burned A Hole Through My Copy Of Goblet Of Fire


5. After Washing The Car, Rims Created A Magnifying Effect On The Grass Which Started A Lawn Fire

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6. Sunlight On Make-Up Mirror Causes Freak Nottinghamshire House Fire

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7. The Chip Bowl Acted As A Parabolic Mirror And Set A Chip On Fire

8. This Football Shaped Bottle By A Mineral Water Company Ahead Of Football Worldcup Russia 2018 That Turns Into Spherical Magnifying Glass And Gets On Fire When In Sun For More Than A Minute

9. My Sister Was Putting On Her Make Up In Front Of A Window And The Mirror She Was Using Burnt A Hole In Her Screen


10. House Fire Started By Sun Reflecting Off Bedroom Mirror