It’s hard to believe this can happen, but it just did in the U.K. . . .
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A fire department in England posted a photo to show how it really can start a fire, just like burning stuff with a magnifying glass. They say it happened to someone’s car this past Saturday.
It melted the entire dashboard, along with the top of their steering wheel. It looks like it even burned a big hole through their windshield.
The sun has been strong but beware this can cause fire ⚠️
Earlier we attended a fire caused by sunglasses left on the dashboard.
Make sure you keep reflective objects out of direct sunlight ✅ pic.twitter.com/RFp2TaEFZL
— Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (@nottsfire) May 27, 2023
To prevent it, make sure you keep sunglasses and any other reflective objects out of direct sunlight, especially as the days get warmer. That also includes water bottles.
A few years back, a video went viral that showed how even bottles can create a death ray and start a fire.