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There may not have been a lot of sun around recently, but the sun's rays have been blamed for starting a fire in Bearsted yesterday (Thursday).
Fire crews were called to Mount Lane at just after 2pm after neighbours saw smoke coming from a garage.
Inside, they found a magnifying glass inside had focussed the rays onto a hand towel, which had then caught light.
Maidstone watch manager, Howard Dellow, said: “The garage was being used as an improvised art studio and sunrays focused onto the towel from a hands-free magnifying glass caused it to catch alight.
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