London Fire Brigade urges you to stay fire safe during Diwali
London Fire Brigade is wishing a safe and happy Diwali to people across the capital. Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is a key celebration in the Hindu calendar.
This year Diwali begins on Saturday 17th October. To celebrate, people often light small earthenware oil lamps called diyas, as well as setting off fireworks.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: "We want everyone to enjoy Diwali but would like to remind people that candles, oil lamps and fireworks all pose serious fire risks.
Candles look attractive but sadly every year they cause lots of fires across London. These fires can cause injuries and even be fatal so please do take care during Diwali."
London Fire Brigade has some simple fire safety advice for Diwali:
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