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Iowa State Fire Marshal Warns of Dangers Using Decorative "Gel Fire Pot"

The Iowa State Fire Marshall has issued a warning of the dangers associated with using decorative "firepots" and fuel gel products.  These firepots and fuel gel products are extremely dangerous to consumers and carry with them an unacceptable risk of serious burn injuries.  Because of the nature of the fuel gel product, even an unlit, still hot, receptacle can ignite the highly flammable fuel gel and cause serious burn injuries or even death to persons in the immediate area of a firepot containing the gel.  Several cases of serious burn injuries from these products have been reported in Iowa with many more nationwide. 

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