Posted: Thu 29th Dec 2022

Candle caution urged by fire service after Christmas wreath catches fire in Flintshire home

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 29th, 2022

The fire service is urging people to take care with candles following an incident in Flintshire this week.

Firefighters were called to a house after a Christmas wreath which was on a table caught fire.

Sharing a photograph of the destroyed wreath on social media, a North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said:

“Please take care when using candles we were called to a house in Flintshire this week after a candle had set fire to a wreath on a table.”

“Please never leave candles unattended and keep them away from flammable objects.”

The fire service has issued the following advice: 

  • Never leave lit candles unattended. Put burning candles out when you leave the room, and make sure they’re out completely at night.
  • Place your candles on a stable surface, out of the reach of pets and children, and keep them away from flammable objects like curtains, furniture, bedding and books.
  • Don’t move candles once they are lit. Always put them out before moving.
  • Do not burn several candles close together as this might cause the flame to flare.
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room, out of drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, soot, and dripping.
  • Always put scented candles in a heat resistant holder. These candles are designed to liquefy when heated to maximise fragrance.
  • Fit smoke alarms and test them weekly. A working smoke alarm can buy you valuable time to get out, stay out and call 999.
  • Make sure that everyone in your home knows what to do if a fire should occur. It is best practice to rehearse your escape route, especially amongst children and visitors.

 

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