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Overview on unloading

Cones 08, 09, 10, and 11 on the middle shelf of the first row melted completely. Cone 11 had a little sharpness on the edge, and 08, 09, 10 were melted and runny.
The center was closer to the flame, so melting was accelerated. Cones 08, 09, 10, and 11 on the top shelf of the 2nd row were all melted down, but the edges of cone 10 and cone 11 remained. Especially on cone 11 which bent at its triangular base, remained and didn't bend horizontally. Other cones couldn't keep their shape at the base, cones 08 and 09 were runny and cone 10 started to lose its edge.

Cones 08, 09 and 10 of the 4th row on the top shelf: Cone 08 melted completely and it completely lost its original shape. Cone 09 was completely bent over and was just about to lose its shape. The edge of cone 10 remained and was bent with the peak touching its base, but it was not completely bent over. When the side stoking started, it bent halfway over, so the maturation advanced. Cones 07 and 08 of the 6th row on the bottom shelf still had their edges and were bent with their peaks touching the base, but they were not completely bent over. Cone 09 was bent halfway.