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Snuff out the risk of a candle fire

Alert message sent 14/10/2021 15:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Humberside Fire & Rescue

As part of the Fire Kills campaign, fire and rescue services across the country are asking people to take care this Candle Fire Safety Week (11-17 October) and snuff out the risk of fire in their homes.

With winter fast approaching, a few candles scattered round the room can lend a warm glow to an evening in or add some festive cheer to the season’s celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

But with candle fires resulting in around 300 casualties each year, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service are asking people to take extra care with candles this winter – around a third (32 per cent) of all fires started by candles attended by fire and rescue services result in a death or injury.

To prevent candle fires from starting in your home, you should make sure your candles are kept away from flammable materials like curtains and ensure candles are put out when you leave the room, even for a moment.

Read the full story on our website by clicking here and see a full list of tips to stay safe with candles.
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Jonathan Clark (Fire and Rescue Service, Public Safety Communications Manager, Humberside)

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