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Safe Use of Candles during the Winter and Festive Period

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Safe Use of Candles during the Winter and Festive Period


*  Extinguish all candles before you go to bed. In particular, never leave a burning candle in a bedroom
*  Keep candles, matches and cigarette lighters out of reach of children and never place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children or household pets
*  Always put candles on a heat resistant surface/ holders. Be especially careful with night lights and tea lights, which can get hot enough to melt plastic or ignite Combustible Christmas decorations
*  Position candles away from objects that may catch fire, like Christmas trees, greeting cards, ribbons and other decorations
*  Never move lit candles
*  Always use a candle snuffer or a spoon to extinguish candles or tea lights

A short visit from the Fire and Rescue Service will help make sure your home is as safe as it can be
To request a free Home Fire Safety Visit,
Call 0800 0731 999 Text ‘FIRE’ to 80800
or visit our website
@scotfire_ABEWDHQ
 
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Iain Cameron (SFRS, Local Authority Liaison Officer, Argyll and Bute,East and West Dunbartonshire)

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