15 Innocent-Looking Things That Almost Burned People’s Houses Down

Published 3 years ago

Do you still remember how your mother warned you not to play with matches because one day you’ll set the house on fire? Well, turns out that matches aren’t the only things that can set your home ablaze – and sometimes it’s the things that you least expect.

People are sharing photos of innocent-looking things that almost ended up burning their homes, and they’ll make you double-check what you keep on your windowsill. From crystal balls to makeup mirrors, check out a collection of things that you should probably keep away from direct sunlight in the gallery below!

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#1 Crystal Ball Can Burn Your House

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#2 The Sun Shining Through A Crystal Ball And Burned A Hole Through My Copy Of Goblet Of Fire

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

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#4 House Fire Started By Sun Reflecting Off Bedroom Mirror

Image source: BBC

#5 Sunlight On Make-Up Mirror Causes Freak Nottinghamshire House Fire

Image source: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

#6 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

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

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#8 My Crystal Ball Paper Weight Burnt A Hole In My Homework

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#9 Boy Accidentally Sets Lawn On Fire With Magnifying Glass He Got As Christmas Present

Image source: Nissa-Lynn Parson

Christmas Day was memorable to say the least! My twelve year old son Cayden, who is an avid reader, an honor student, and interested in science, asked for a magnifying glass for Christmas. (It’s like a basketball player asking for basketball shoes.) We thought it was for reading, but instead he tried to see if he could light a fire with it! We discovered that he and his two brothers went out on the driveway to see if they could burn a couple holes in some newspaper. Everything was under control until the boys came running into the house telling us that a corner of the lawn was on fire and the Christmas lights were melting! Justin and I rushed outside to see the entire front lawn turning black! We grabbed buckets, turned on the hose and sprinklers, and I grabbed blankets to smother and trap it – before it could spread any more into the neighbors yard! What a sight to see – a bunch of people running around crazy trying to put a front lawn fire out while wearing matching Christmas jammies!
I want to reiterate this was an accident. It could have been worse but it wasn’t. So instead of a tragedy it will now be a Christmas to remember! 2019- The Christmas the lawn lit on fire.
Oh and never buy a magnifying glass for your son!

#10 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

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#11 Martha Stewart Posts Terrifying Photos After Her Makeup Mirror Almost “Ignited” Her Bathroom

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BEWARE!!!!! While I was in Tasmania my master bathroom had a serious problem A magnifying makeup mirror , sitting on the back of the toilet , happened to catch the rays if the afternoon sun , reflecting them directly onto the painted window sill . The light was so intense that the paint scorched and smoked And almost ignited ! My housekeeper smelled the burning paint and stopped the problem Please take care not to let such a queer thing happen in your home!!!!!

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

Image source: Rocky Sirok Ledesma

#13 A Magnifying Mirror Burnt A Window Frame In A Rented Apartment. Suggestions?

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#14 My Snowglobe Acted As A Magnifying Glass And Burnt A Line Into My Curtain

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#15 My Mom Accidentally Left Her Mirror In Front Of The Window Over The Day. After Coming Back She Found This…

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