No Really, It's True: Water Starts Fire in Bellevue Home

By Melissa Lafsky | May 20, 2009 3:34 pm

Cross-posted from Cosmic Variance:

From the Seattle P.I.:

About 3 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue firefighters were called to the 17100 block of Northeast Fifth Street after neighbors saw flames and smoke.

“It appears that a glass bowl, partially filled with water and elevated on a wire rack in a sunny area of the home’s deck, provided the right conditions to focus the sunlight and start a fire,” Lt. Eric Keenan said.

They should have listened to the warnings from the ants.

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