ACT Fire & Rescue have extinguished a house fire caused by a burning candle.
Crews were called to a home in Heagney Crescent, Gilmore, just after 10 am.
Two occupants self-evacuated from the property before firefighters arrived.
The fire caused damage to one bedroom, and smoke damage penetrated the rest of the property.
During the festive season, ACT Fire & Rescue reminds all Canberrans that candles used for any reason including decoration, aromatherapy or lighting can pose a fire risk.
Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.
For more candle safety tips please see our candles fact sheet or visit www.esa.act.gov.au