During the holiday season, candles are often a frequent part of home decorations. They can also be very dangerous.
Candles are an obvious source of fires. In fact, over a 4 year period (2012-2016) fire departments responded to over 32,000 home fires that were started by candles. The fires resulted in nearly 400 deaths, over 2,500 injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage. Of those candle causing fires...almost 40% started with a candle in the bedroom.
Experts say fire victims report they just forgot, fell asleep, and the candle continued to burn unsupervised.
Oftentimes candles in the bedroom are located with flammable objects nearby such as tissue boxes, curtains, or books.
What can you do to prevent this from happening in your home? Watch this video for several eye opening tips:
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