Celebrate Diwali safely
The festival of Diwali takes place every year this year it falls on Saturday 14 November. It is known as 'Festival of the Lights' as it is believed that light signifies goodness and 'diyas', or oil lamps, and candles are burnt throughout the day and into the night to ward off darkness and evil. Fireworks are also used in the celebrations. This could therefore mean that there is an increased risk of fire.
Taking a few simple precautions will reduce the risks for yourself and your family.
Firstly, please ensure that you have a working smoke alarm installed on every floor of your home. If there is a fire, a smoke alarm will immediately warn you, giving you and everyone in your home time to escape to safety.