People celebrating Chanukah have been warned about safety after two fires were caused by unattended candles.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service warned people celebrating  the eight-day festival, which began on December 12, not to leave lit candles following two callouts on Saturday.

The service tweeted: “Candle safety alert. Don’t leave them unattended – particularly if you’re celebrating Hanukkah this weekend. Our crews have attended two fires today caused by unattended menorah candles.”