The ACT Emergency Services Agency reminds the community to always use a proper candle holder that is heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to hold dripping wax, especially on wooden furniture or cloth-covered surfaces.
At approximately 9:00am, ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero (E000) call reporting a house fire on Pinterry Place in Giralang.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which initial investigations suggest was caused by a candle left unattended.
Firefighters treated one patient on scene for smoke inhalation, conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.
For more information go to http://esa.act.gov.au/community-information/home-fire-safety/candles/