Candles spark fire

Grove Road, Fishponds, Bristol

Firefighters have tackled a fire after candles were knocked over, causing some nearby paperwork to catch alight.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the premises and tackled the fire using one high pressure hose reel. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to ventilate the property.

Fortunately no one was hurt.

AF&RS would like to remind people to take care when using candles and never to leave them burning unattended, keep them well away from furnishings and ensure tealights are in a suitable holder, as they can get very hot and start a fire.