Albany Firefighters remind to keep fire away from Halloween fun

Albany Firefighters remind to keep fire away from Halloween fun
And make sure your trick or treaters costume is not flammable and does not block their vision. (Source: WALB)
And make sure your trick or treaters costume is not flammable and does not block their vision. (Source: WALB)
Albany Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Sebon Burns (Source: WALB)
Albany Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Sebon Burns (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Tuesday is Halloween, and first responders across South Georgia are urging everyone to use extra caution and keep it a safe one.

Albany Firefighters want to remind you that Jack-O-Lanterns with real candles can be a fire danger that is unnecessary.

Instead of a candle, use a battery light of some kind instead.

And make sure your trick or treaters costume is not flammable and does not block their vision.

"Having a mask," said Albany Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Sebon Burns. "If they have a mask on, have something where you don't block their vision.  Sometimes vision is blocked, then they will trip and fall or step out in front of a vehicle."

If you are going to stay out after dark, firefighters also urge parents to have their trick or treaters wear a light colored costume, and carry a glow stick or flashlight.

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