Religious activities like the burning of incense paper and lighting candles/joss sticks are expected to increase during the “Qing Ming” festival. The SCDF would like to remind members of the public to exercise greater caution when making religious offerings during this period.
2. Here are some simple tips to help minimise fire occurrences during this period:
a. For public housing estates, always burn incense paper in the incense burners or metal containers provided by the Town Councils. Private residential owners are also encouraged to use incense paper burners.
b. The burners or containers should be placed on sturdy ground and at a safe distance away from combustible materials and locations such as the switch room or other residential premises.
c. Check the area for smouldering incense or embers and make sure that the fires are completely put out before leaving.
d. Avoid throwing lighted materials such as candles and matches onto grass patches and fields as these may inadvertently start a fire.
3. Fire safety is our collective responsibility and together we can help to reduce fire occurrences in Singapore.