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SteveH

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Fire service news and announcements
« on: October 18, 2019, 04:19:00 PM »
Never been keen on candles in the house but during power cuts I have used candles, in a glass container for safety, so reading this was a bit of a shock, and well worth sharing on the Forum.

Photos show the aftermath of a freak accident which saw a glass jar with a candle in it explode and cause a house fire.
Fire chiefs are warning people not to leave burning candles unattended after two people were "lucky to escape" a blaze which destroyed their bathroom.

The warning has been issued as part of National Candle Fire Safety Week, which takes place this week.

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Residents using candles are advised to follow the safety advice below:

Make sure candles are secured in a proper holder, on a stable surface, and away from materials that may catch fire - such as curtains
Children and pets should never be left alone with lit candles
Never leave a lit candle unattended. Put candles out whenever you leave the room, and make sure theyíre put out completely at night
Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times
Burn candles in a well-ventilated room, but avoid vents or air currents - this will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping
Trim the wick to ľ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring
Donít move candles once they are lit
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations on burn time and proper use
Always put scented candles in a heat resistant holder, as these candles are designed to liquefy when heated, to maximise fragrance
Always burn candles on a heat resistant mat
Do not burn several candles close together as this might cause the flame to flare
Use a snuffer or a spoon to put out candles. Itís safer than blowing them out which may cause sparks.

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Re: Fire service ..........CHARITY CAR WASH TODAY
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 11:44:47 AM »
LLANDUDNO FIRE STATION CAR WASH DAY IN AID OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY SAT 02 Nov 2019

A bit late to find out, but give it a go if you can.        10am  4pm                           TODAY

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