Last updated: 09/07/2018, 6:21 PM

Candle safety warning after Wembley house fire

02/07/2017 12:21
House or flat fire

Firefighters have issued a candle safety warning after a fire at a house in Carlyon Road in Wembley.

Part of the loft space of a semi detached house and a small part of the neighbouring property’s loft space were damaged by fire. The Brigade’s fire investigators believe the fire was caused by a candle left unattended.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Candles are one of the most common causes of fire. It’s really important that you never leave a candle unattended and keep them away from curtains and anything else that can easily catch fire.”

Top candle safety tips

  • Keep candles/tea lights away from curtains, furniture and anything else that can catch fire.
  • Keep loose clothing and hair away from candles/tea lights when they are lit.
  • Always place your candles/tea lights in a suitable fire resistant candleholder
  • Make sure the candleholder holds the candle/tea light firmly and is on a flat and stable surface to stop it falling over.
  • 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

Two adults and two children left the property before the arrival of the Brigade. There are no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade was called at 1221 and the fire was under control at 1341. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Wembley, Park Royal, Acton and Ealing fire stations attended the scene.