National Fire Protection Association report on Home Candle Fires
Report highlights –
In 2011-2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,690 home1 structure fires that were started by candles per year. Candles caused 2% of home structure fires.
Candle fires caused an annual average of:
82 civilian fire deaths, or 3% of home fire deaths,
800 civilian fire injuries, or 7% of reported home fire injuries, and
$295 million in direct property damage, or 4% of total direct damage in home structure fires.
Lets put out these candles before we go to sleep.
provided by: Read NFPA’s candle safety tips.