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Candles

Thousands of fires caused by candles occur every year - causing injuries, property damage, and even death.

Candles have been a part of our homes for a long time. They add a warm and cozy ambiance to our surroundings, and some even use them as a source of lighting. However, it is essential to keep in mind that without proper precautions, candles can quickly become a fire hazard. Thousands of fires caused by candles occur every year – causing injuries, property damage, and even death. That is why it’s crucial to prioritize fire safety when using candles in our homes. One effective way to do this is by ensuring that candles are placed on a flat and heat-resistant surface away from anything that can easily catch fire. Moreover, it is advisable to keep candles out of reach of children or pets, as they can accidentally knock them over or get injured if they come in contact with them. Lastly, never forget to never leave candles unattended to avoid any unforeseen incidents. By following these simple fire prevention tips, you can enjoy the beauty and warmth of candles without putting yourself or others in danger.

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Candle Safety Tips

    • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
    • If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be knocked down easily.
    • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns.
    • Blow out candles when you leave a room or home, or when you go to bed.
    • Don’t use lit candles in bedrooms, bathrooms, and sleeping areas.
    • Use flashlights, not candles, if you have a power outage.
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Candles are a part of many celebrations, but open flames make them dangerous if they tip over or when they are placed too close to anything that can burn.

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