A boiler was used to generate power by burning. In the 1900s, Fang Rock lighthouse had a series of boilers that were used to generate power from coal. The Fourth Doctor asked Leela to help Vince Hawkins to stoke the boilers, a task Adelaide Lessage thought improper for a woman. (TV: Horror of Fang Rock)

When the Master took over a nursing home after faking his death, he killed many of the staff and patients with his Tissue Compression Eliminator and burned their bodies in the boiler. (PROSE: The Velvet Dark)

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