Fire safety in the home

This story acts as a timely reminder

Help ensure fire safety in your home:

Check your smoke alarms are working; testing them weekly is ideal.

Don’t leave mirrors and other reflective objects next to windows where the sun, even in the autumn, is bright and strong enough to start a fire by reflecting on to fabric or paper.

If you’re lighting candles, ensure they are placed on a heat resistant surface, and never leave a burning candle unattended. Make sure they are away from any curtains, cushions, throws or other flammable material.