The government reminded residents to make fire safety a priority this time of year. Over the holidays and winter months, always remember to:
- Take care when cooking or smoking
- Never discard fireplace or wood stove ashes in your green bin. Instead, place them outside in a metal container and away from your house. Let the ashes sit for at least 72 hours before disposing of them.
- Never leave candles unattended.
- Water your natural tree, turn off the lights when not in use and keep it away from heaters or any flammable objects.