Candles can cause serious fires if misused. Here’s our advice on using candles safely including dos and don’ts and what to do if there is a fire.

We would always recommend that you use battery-powered LED candles instead of candles with real flames. They are a safe alternative. 

Candles, tea lights and oil or incense burners can create a nice aroma, but they can also lead to serious fires.  

If you do decide to use these, be sure to follow safety advice and in the event of an emergency, get out, stay out and call 999.

If there’s a fire

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