From 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 9,300 home structure fires that were started by candles.

These fires caused 86 deaths, 827 injuries and $374 million in direct property damage.

Here is what you need to know about candle safety!

Candle Safety Tips
  • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
  • Put candles in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders.
  • Place candles where they cannot tip over.
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended.
  • Blow out candles after use and before going to bed.