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Candle safety during the chilly months

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Between 2009 to 2013, an estimated 9,300 house fires were started by candles. These fires caused $374 million in property damage and caused 86 deaths and 827 injuries. During the winter months, home fires due to candles peak. 11% of these home candle fires start because of decorations in December compared to 4% throughout the year. A few candle safety tips are as follows:

  1. If you are leaving a room or going to bed, blow out any lit candles. 
  2. Keep candles a foot away from flammable objects.
  3. Keep candles on sturdy holders in uncluttered areas.
  4. Keep your hair and loose clothing away from open flames.
  5. Try not to let a candle burn all the way down to the bottom.
  6.  If your candles are not full enough, use flashlights during a power outage instead.

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