Firefighters issue urgent warning after Elf on the Shelf nearly burns down home

Someone was very lucky...

Editor / December 10 2018

Firefighters are warning parents to be careful where they hide their Elf On A Shelf after a family home nearly burned down. 

The Dublin Fire Brigade shared this alarming photo of the scorched bottom of the toy to alert parents to the dangers of them catching fire. 

“Close one for this #ElfOnAShelf after she ended up on a lamp,” they captioned this photo on Twitter.

 

 

Elf On A Shelf is a Christmas phenomenon where parents hide a toy elf every day doing naughty activities in a bid to stop their children misbehaving - the elf is meant to report back to Santa if he sees the kids being mischievous. 

Looks like this Elf might have to go into an early retirement!

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.