WITH Diwali just around the corner, the National Fire Authority (NFA) have advised members of the public to watch their flames and be more careful.
In a statement issued by NFA yesterday, chief executive officer John O'Connor said it was important that people take the extra time and precaution when dealing with fire in their houses.
"NFA is again reminding the members of the community to be more vigilant and to take extra care to ensure that we all have a happy, spiritually fulfilling and more importantly a fire free Diwali celebration," Mr O'Connor said.
"As we prepare and celebrate Diwali in our own homes, there will be an increase in the use of fire ignition sources such as candles, diya, electrical decoration and a lot of cooking, as such, we must accept that the risk of a fire occurring is greater than any other ordinary day as such we need to be more careful and vigilant."
He said so far, Diwali celebrations tended to be fire-free and he was hoping that trend would continue.
"We, however will need the support of all the members of the community to achieve this," he said.