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Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Fire Safety Tips for “Qing Ming” Festival

Religious activities like the burning of incense paper and lighting candles/joss sticks are expected to increase during the "Qing Ming" festival which will commence from 25 March 2016 and culminate on 4 April 2016. The SCDF would like to remind members of the public to exercise greater caution when making religious offerings during this period.


Here are some tips to help minimise fire occurrences during this period:

  • 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.
  • The burners or containers should be placed on sturdy ground and at a safe distance away from combustible materials and residential premises.
  • Ensure that smouldering incense and embers are completely extinguished before leaving.
  • Avoid throwing lighted materials such as candles and matches onto grass patches and fields as these may inadvertently start a fire.


Fire safety is our collective responsibility and together we can help to reduce fire occurrences in Singapore.

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Last updated on 23rd Mar 2016