Last updated: 11/11/2019, 11:58 AM

House fire - Uxbridge

06/11/2019 15:05
House or flat fire

Firefighters have issued a safety warning after a candle is believed to have caused a fire on Barchester Close in Uxbridge.

Part of the second floor of a house was damaged by the fire and part of the building’s soft was also damaged. There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade’s fire investigation team believe the fire was caused by a bedroom curtain that was set alight 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 anything else that can easily catch fire.”

The brigade was called at 1505 and the fire was under control by 1732. Firefighters from Hillingdon, Hayes and Heathrow fire stations attended.

How to use candles and incense safely 

  1. Make sure you put out any candles, incense and oil burners when you leave the room and especially before bed.
  2. These items should always be held firmly in heat-resistant holders and placed on a stable surface where they won’t be knocked over.
  3. Keep them away from materials that might catch fire – that's things like curtains, furniture, clothes and hair. 
  4. Be especially careful if you have a lot of flammable items in your home, like collections of books, magazines or papers. 
  5. Be aware that tea lights get very hot and without proper holders can melt through plastic surfaces like a TV or bath.
  6. To avoid accidents keep candles and other naked flames out of reach of children and pets.







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