Happy Diwali! Celebrate safely..
Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service would like to offer fire safety advice to people celebrating Diwali.
Diwali is known as 'Festival of the Lights' and sees an increase in the use of 'divas' or oil lamps. It is believed that light signifies goodness therefore various lamps are burnt throughout the day and into the night to ward off darkness and evil. There is an increased fire risk at Diwali time, because of divas, candles and fireworks - but by taking just a few simple precautions you can reduce the risks for yourself and your family.