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Holiday Candle Fire Safety

CandleSafety


With the holidays upon us and the increased use of seasonal decorations, it is important to focus on candle fire safety and prevention.  Because the majority of candle fires result from human error and negligence, candle fires and their associated casualties are preventable.

BY THE NUMBERS: CANDLE FIRES
15,260 -
estimated number of home candle fires each year
1,289 - estimated number of home candle fire injuries each year
166 - estimated number of home candle fire deaths each year
55% of home candle fires start because the candle is too close to combustible materials
20% of candle fires begin when candles are unattended or abandoned
36% of home candle fires begin in the bedroom, more than in any other room
1/2 of candle fire deaths occur between midnight and 6 a.m.


CAUSES AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF HOME CANDLE FIRES

 
CANDLE SAFETY TIPS 


Data source: National Fire Protection Association





 

 





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