Today’s the first day of Kwanzaa, and the City of New York decided to remind local revelers about the importance of practicing safe candle:

@nycgov candle safety tweet

The tweet’s been deleted, but we’re still feeling its burn.

Here’s what @nycgov had to say about other wintertime holidays where candles could make an appearance:

@nygov also retweeted this one:

What? Nothing about candle safety??? Are those of us who don’t celebrate Kwanzaa just expected to know better?

Rut-roh!

Yeah, maybe that’s it.

Meanwhile, we’re thinking New Yorkers would be much better off taking advice from our friend @CatsPolitics:

Amen.

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