In view of the Lunar Seventh Month from 31 July 2011, the SCDF would like to remind members of the public to exercise greater caution when conducting religious activities such as the burning of incense papers and joss sticks.
Here are a few simple fire safety tips to help minimise fire occurrences during this period:
a. When making religious offerings in public areas, always use the incense burners or metal containers provided by the Town Council. The burners or containers should be placed on sturdy ground and at a distance from other residential premises.
b. For private home owners, incense paper burners should be used.
c. After the prayer session, always check the area for smoldering incense or embers and ensure that it is completely extinguished before leaving.
d. Avoid throwing lighted materials such as candles and matches onto grass patches and fields as these items may inadvertently start a fire.