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Dublin Fire Brigade are urging homeowners to keep mirrors and glasses away from windows

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Dublin Fire Brigade are urging homeowners to keep mirrors and glasses away from window sills which can lead to the outbreak of fire during the strong sunshine.

They also warned against leaving aerosol cans near windows, as they can explode when left in direct sun light.

“Mirrors, crystals and glasses left on a window sill can cause fire if the sun is reflected on to flammable surfaces,” Dublin Fire Brigade said on Twitter.

The warning was accompanied by footage of a burn window sill that caught fire after a vanity mirror was left beside the window.

It is believed that the curtains or duvet caught on fire as a result.

Dublin Fire Brigade are advising th public to move their mirrors into the shade to prevent similar fires from outbreaking during the good weather this week.

“Make sure yours are in the shade and remember sunshine moves during the day,” they said.

Dublin Fire Brigade are also recommending that the public stay out of direct sunlight during the early afternoon.

“It is recommended that you stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm,” they said.

“However if you are out for lunch, apply sunscreen, wear a hat and drink fluids. Walk in the shade if you can.

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