With the sun a more frequent visitor in recent weeks, its worth a reminder to keep mirrors in your home away from the sun’s rays.
Sunlight shining through window glass and then reflected in mirrors can cause hot spots that may catch fire.
In March a West Midlands Fire Service watch from Haden Cross station attended a severe house fire in Halesowen.
Their investigations identified the cause of the fire to be sun reflected in a mirror – on a day when the maximum temperature rose to just 11ºC.
Luckily, no-one was at hurt in the blaze.
Please check your mirrors and other reflective glass items are away from direct sunlight.
IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSSGAE:
A severe 🏡 🔥 occurred on Tuesday, fortunately no injuries were sustained, we are asking all residents to ensure no mirrors are left on window sills, or where they can reflect sunlight. Contact the Fire service for a free safe and well check. pic.twitter.com/cPXat2WpCK
— Haden Cross Fire (@hadencrossfire) 15 March 2018