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A domestic coal fire being lit using firelighter blocks (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