Candle Safety- Keeping Your Home Safe

    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.

    Source for Content: U.S. Fire Administration 

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