Candles are beautiful to look at but remember
Blow Before You Go
- Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
- Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
- Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn
- Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
- Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
- Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
- Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
- Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage. Never use candles during a storm
•On average, a candle fire in the home is reported to a U.S. fire department every 40 minutes.
•More than one-third of home candle fires started in the bedroom
•More than half of all candle fires start when things that can burn are placed too close to the candle