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   Candle Fire Safety Week: Snuff out the fire risk    16 October, 2017

To help you enjoy your candles safely, the Fire Kills campaign has offered some tips for this Candle Fire Safety Week:
 

  • 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 carefully. Make sure they are 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
  • 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.
  • Do not burn several candles close together as this might cause the flame to flare
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