Chrome window handle blamed for fire in South Yorkshire house
0 Have your say Firefighters are urging residents to keep reflective objects, crystal ornaments and shaving mirrors out of direct sunlight after a fire in a South Yorkshire house.
A chrome window handle is believed to have sparked the fire at a house on Avocet Close, Mexborough, on Sunday morning.
Scorch marks were discovered on a window frame by the occupant of the house and Dearne firefighters attended the property as a precaution.
There were no ornaments between the blind and the window, leaving the most probable cause to be sunlight reflecting off the chrome window handles.
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