Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service will always discourage the use of candles. However, we understand that many people wish to use them for a variety of different reasons, whether it is part of a religious or seasonal celebration, or simply to make their house smell nice.

If you are going to use a candle or oil burner, please observe our list below to ensure that you use them in the safest possible way. You can request a free Safe and Well Visit by contacting your local fire and rescue service or phone 0800 169 1234.