Did you know on average, a candle fire in the home is reported to a US fire department every 30 minutes.
Roughly two-fifths of home candle fires started in the bedroom.
More than half of all candle fires start when things that can burn are too close to the candle.
Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle. Keep matches and lights up high and out of children’s reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.
Think about using flameless candles in your home. They look and smell like real candles.
- Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
- Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
Candles are beautiful this time of year, but they are the cause of many fire and home fire deaths. Please be safe!
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