Facts and Tips:
- Keep candles away from children and pets
- 5% of home candle fires start because the candle is too close to combustible materials.
- Keep candles away from any combustible materials. Don't embed candles in combustible materials such as Christmas decorations.
- 36% of home candle fires begin in the bedroom, more than in any other room.
- Never leave the room with a candle left burning.
- One half of candle fire deaths occure between Midnight and 6 am.
- Never go to sleep with a candle left burning.
Kids and Candles:
up high, out of the reach of children.
a child unattended in a room with a candle. A child should not stay in
a room with a lit candle.
children or teens to have candles in their bedrooms.
candles, matches, and lighters up high and out of children's sight and reach
preferably in a locked cabinet.
Candles and Power Outages:
Try to avoid
carrying a lit candle.
- Don't use a lit candle when searching for items in
small spaces (e.g. closets, cupboards, and dressers).
Never use a
candle for a light when checking pilot lights or while adding fuel to
equipment, such as a kerosene heater or lantern. The flame may ignite the
- Use battery-powered flashlights or battery-powered camping lanterns in the event of a power outage.