Fire chiefs warn over Hallowe’en blaze fears

Firce chiefs have issued a Halloween warning. Picture; Malcolm McCurrach

Firce chiefs have issued a Halloween warning. Picture; Malcolm McCurrach

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FIRE chiefs have issued a safety warning ahead of Hallowe’en amid fears naked flames can easily catch trailing costumes and wigs.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service assistant chief officer David McGown said lit candles left adults and children injured at this time every year.

Mr McGown said: “To minimise the risk, battery-operated candles should be used where possible. Costumes can quickly catch fire and it’s important to learn the stop, drop and roll technique.”