TPO – In recent years, cup candles, also known as scented candles, have become increasingly popular in worship. However, this type of candle can easily cause fire.
Risk of fire and explosion from cup candles on the altar (Video: provided by people)
On the recent Tet holiday of Mr. Cong and Mr. Tao, when returning home from work, Mr. T (in Viet Hung ward, Long Bien district, Hanoi) panicked when he saw a flickering fire on the altar. Flames are rising from the candle cup on the altar. At this time, the candle has burned almost to the bottom of the cup, the wick has run out and the fire spreads throughout the cup. The candle cup was burned black, hot, about to burst, so he quickly extinguished it to avoid a fire.
Mr. T recalls, the incident happened 3 years ago. Also when returning home from work, Mr. T.’s family panicked when they discovered the house smelled of smoke. The wooden floor and mat on the floor had a long burn. Observing closely, he realized that the fire was caused by the cup candle that had been lit on his family’s altar since morning. The cup broke, the candle flowed onto the wooden floor, causing a fire. Luckily, the fire did not spread.
The place where the cup candle was lit was burned black.
Recently, on the 2nd day of Tet (February 11), Mr. B’s family in Quang Trung ward, Vinh city also had a cup candle fire. “Many times I have noticed that when the candle in the cup burns more than half, it will burst into flames. The fire will rise around the rim of the cup, flare up quite high, looking very dangerous and I have to put it out immediately. Recently, my family used a large cup candle but it was still broken and burned, nearly piercing the altar’s surface before we discovered it,” Mr. B said.
Currently, most cup candles (also known as scented candles) are stored in cups made of glass. Meanwhile, glass is susceptible to cracking and breaking under the impact of high temperatures. If the candle burns for a long time and comes into contact with the bottom of the cup, it can generate enough heat to break the cup, overflow the candle, and cause a fire.
Burning cup candles pose a potential fire hazard
On the first days of the new year, people often have the habit of burning incense and joss paper at homes and worship facilities, posing a potential risk of fire and explosion, causing damage to life and property. To minimize the occurrence of fires and explosions, provincial police continuously advise households, faith and religious establishments to raise awareness of prevention and strictly comply with fire safety regulations. , explode.
Accordingly, during the process of burning incense, it is necessary to take care of and arrange places for burning incense and worship to ensure a safe distance for fire prevention and fighting; Keep the incense bowl away from flammable items on the altar to avoid burning incense falling on the items and causing a fire; Do not burn incense sticks overnight. Avoid storing flammable materials and using candles in worship. Do not burn too much votive paper; Do not burn votive papers in prohibited places.
Electrical equipment arranged on the altar needs to ensure fire safety and have switching devices to avoid electrical incidents that can cause fires. Cup candles and scented candles are becoming a new fire risk on ancestral altars, worship facilities, religious establishments… that use this type of candle.
When a fire occurs, in addition to organizing firefighting and rescue, you must immediately notify the Fire and Rescue Police force via phone number 114 or the Fire Alarm 114 app, local authorities and local authorities. Ward and commune police to support timely fire fighting.
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