The Fredericton Fire Department is warning smokers and non-smokers alike about the dangers of using cup holder ashtrays after recent resulting fires.

Fredericton Fire Department
Fredericton Fire Department
Fredericton Fire Department

The specific ashtrays the Fredericton Fire Department is talking about are those that are made of a type of plastic and look like a cup, but with a hole in the top through which cigarette butts can be disposed of inside.

Fredericton Fire Department

These ashtrays are sold as a type of fire resistance plastic, but if they are not properly emptied out and a constant water level maintained isn't in the bottom, they can catch fire.

Fredericton Fire Department

The Fredericton Fire Department recommends a sturdy glass or ceramic type ashtray be used at all times.