Unattended candle in Ngunnawal home

ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to an incident in Ngunnawal involving an unattended candle.

Crews were called to a house on the corner of Ashleigh Park and Paul Coe Crescent just after 9:30am.

The occupant had extinguished a small fire caused by the candle before firefighters arrived, with only minimal damage caused to a bedroom.

As we head in to colder months, ACT Fire & Rescue reminds all Canberrans that candles used for any reason including decoration, aromatherapy or lighting can pose a fire risk.

– Make sure candles are extinguished when leaving the room or going to sleep;
– Never let children have lit candles in their room;
– Do not have candles where they can be knocked over by children or pets,
– Never spray an aerosol can near a candle;
– Keep matches and lighters high up and out of the way of children;
– Try to avoid walking with a candle ; and
– Do not put candles on windowsills.

For more information view the Candles Fact Sheet

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