SCDF: Fire safety advisory for Lunar Seventh Month

Residents are reminded to exercise greater caution when conducting religious rituals and activities during the Lunar Seventh Month which starts on Aug 7.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in a statement on Tuesday provided a list of fire safety tips for residents.

Tips include: Burning incense paper only in incense burners or metal containers issued by the town council; placing burners on sturdy ground and a safe distance away from combustible material; checking the area for smouldering incense or embers.

It added that fires should be completely put out before leaving and lighted materials such as candles and matches should also not be thrown onto grass patches and fields.