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A domestic coal fire being lit using firelighers (white, speckled blocks amid the coal)

Firelighters are small solid fuel tablets sold as consumer products and designed to replace kindling in starting a fire. Firelighters are typically used to start wood or coal fire in homes.[1] However, they can also be used alone as fuel in a specially-designed portable stoves.

Firelighters are given the UN number 2623 for dangerous goods and hazardous substances and defined as "Firelighters; solid with flammable liquid."

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  1. ^ "firelighter". Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 14 June 2012. (a small block of) material which burns very easily and is used for helping to start wood or coal fires