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Incendio

Illustration of a fireplace

A spell for starting fires


‘Incendio!’ said Mr Weasley, pointing his wand at the hole in the wall behind him.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

The Burrow's fireplace with green flames from the Chamber of Secrets.

Floo Powder

By J.K. Rowling


The Burrow's fireplace with green flames from the Chamber of Secrets.

A peculiar method of travel


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We tried everything – Lumos, Incendio. Nothing would penetrate the darkness


Ginny Weasley

‘Incendio!’; Harry heard an explosive bang and a dancing orange light spilled over all of them: Hagrid’s house was on fire.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Harry and Hagrid put out Hagrid's hut with Aguamenti, after Hagrid rescues Fang from the blaze.

Fang's narrow escape


Incendio fact file


Purpose

To create fire for heat, light or to activate the Floo Network. Can also be used for destructive purposes.

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Used by Death Eaters to set fire to Hagrid's Hut