1. The CFA warns that small candles can cause big fires, and that leaving them unattended could be disastrous. Users should ensure they always extinguish candles, incense, oil burners and cigarettes before leaving home or going to sleep.
2. It’s important to only use candles, incense and oil burners on a stable, non-combustible surface.
The CFA says it’s also important to keep curtains and other items away from open flames at all times.
3. Children and animals should be supervised at all times near open flames and keep a safe distance.
Candle users should also make sure that lighters and matches are kept out of their reach.