London Fire Brigade

Candles and naked flames

One of the biggest causes of fire within homes

Candles, incense and oil burners are one of the biggest causes of fire within homes. Always keep an eye on these items to keep you and your home safe.

Advice to keep you safe

  • Always use a heat resistant holder on a stable surface, which won't be knocked over
  • Tea lights can melt through plastic surfaces like a TV or bath
  • Keep these items away from materials that may catch fire such as curtains, furniture, clothes and hair
  • Make sure you put out any candles, incense and oil burners when you leave the room and especially before bed
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets