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11:18 AM

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Milton Keynes

11:18 AM, Saturday 20 January, 2024

Living room fire caused by candle

Montague Crescent, Brooklands, Milton Keynes

One appliance and crew from Broughton attended.

Smoke was issuing from a house when they arrived, and light smoke logging seen in the ground floor. The firefighters used:

  • Two sets of breathing apparatus
  • One hose reel
  • A thermal imaging camera
  • A positive pressure ventilation fan

A candle had been left burning and caused a small fire. Smoke from the fire had affected around 10 per cent of the property.

The firefighters removed the candle, helped to clear the smoke and carried out a Home Fire Safety Visit.

It is important to remember that a candle is not just a decorative feature. Left unattended, an open flame scenting your home could leave a trail of devastation. . . Follow our safety advice tips to stay safe if you are burning candles!