Candle safety – House fire off Tudor Rose Way

Two firefighter silhouettes in smoke

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Tudor Rose Way, Norton, at around 7pm on December 4 following reports of a house fire.

It is reported the fire was caused by accidental ignition of unattended candles.

Crews from Hanley and Sandyford attended the fire. Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one positive pressure ventilation was used to extinguish the fire.

Thankfully, there were no casualties.

Mark Walchester, Head of Prevent and Protect at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Candles, incense or Bukhoor can help create a nice atmosphere and discard bad smells in your home but they can be a fire hazard.

"Please make sure you never leave, candles, incense or Bukhoor unattended. You should always use a holder or a burner, which should be put on a flat, non-flammable surface.

"Keep candles, incense or Bukhoor out of reach of children and when you have finished with an incense stick douse the tip in water and break it off."