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Burning Candles Safely

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

A fire can be devastating to your home and all of your personal belongings.  One of the most common reasons for a fire in your home is due to burning candles.  It’s important to be sure you’re taking the proper precautions to ensure you’re burning your candles safely.  According to the National Fire Protection Association there are some steps you can take to help prevent a fire.

  1. Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
  2. Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
  3. Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
  4. Don’t burn a candle all the way down – put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
  5. Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
  6. Have flashlights and battery powered lighting ready to use during a power out outage. Never use candles.

Lastly, make sure you are double checking you have blown out all of your candles before leaving your home or going to bed at night.  If you follow these tips, this can help in preventing a fire in your home. 

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