Candle Safety

Candles

Candle Fires Are on the Rise

Reported home candle fires have tripled in recent years. According to the NFPA during 2001, an estimated 18,000 home fires started by candles were reported to fire departments. These fires resulted in an estimated 190 civilian deaths, 1,450 civilian injuries and an estimated direct property loss of $265 million. In fact, two-fifths (41%) of the home candle fires start in the bedroom.

Please follow these safety tips while using candles in the home:

Candles & children and pets:

During power outages:

Remember, A candle is an open flame. It can easily ignite any combustible material nearby.