THE National Fire Authority has reminded people to be mindful of fire safety in their homes during the Earth Hour campaign tomorrow.
While it pledges its support towards the campaign, it wants people to take precautions to ensure there are no fires.
As people around the country will switch off lights during the campaign, they are expected to use other things to light up their homes.
NFA's chief executive officer John O'Connor said people should take extra care with the use of candles, prayer lamps (diya) and other ignition sources at home when the lights are turned off during the Earth Hour campaign.
"Any sort of distraction can cause a fire at home," Mr O'Connor said.
"Members of the community must never leave candles and prayer diya unattended in their house.
"Homeowners must ensure that candles and prayer diya are placed on a metal surface and must ensure that they extinguish the candles before going to bed.
"When the Earth Hour period is over or before going to bed, homeowners must ensure that they put out these fire ignition sources because if left unattended, these fire ignition sources can start a fire," he said.
Mr O'Connor said likewise, members of the community should exercise extra care with the use of mosquito coils at home.
"Homeowners must ensure that mosquito coils are put on a metal surface and away from curtains, beds and sofas.
"Parents and guardians have to keep a watchful eye on their children and matches and lighters should be kept out of children's reach," he said.
Meanwhile, the NFA stations around the country will switch off the lights during tomorrow's campaign to contribute globally towards the protection of planet Earth.