Mirrored Headboard Becomes ‘Big Magnifying Glass,’ Sparks Fire That Destroys Fresno Home’s Carport

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It wasn’t particularly hot in Fresno on Sunday, but there was enough sunlight to bounce off of a mirrored headboard discarded in the back of a home.

Enter the freak event.

The headboard’s mirror essentially did what children with a mean streak and a magnifying glass have done to ants for years. Except in this situation, the sun’s beam was redirected to the home’s carport — which went up in flames.

“A mirror is pretty much like a big magnifying glass,” said Hector Vasquez, spokesman for the Fresno Fire Department.

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