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A fire kindled from firelighter blocks surrounded by briquettes inside a stove.

A firelighter is a small, solid fuel tablet for fire making. Firelighters marketed as consumer products may be used to start a wood or coal fire in a fireplace, wood-burning stove, or solid-fuel portable stove.[1]

As a hazardous material, firelighters are assigned a UN number: 2623 ("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