Fire Safety Tip: Candles
On average, 21 home candle fires are reported each day. From 2014-2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 7,610 home structure fires that were started by candles per year. These fires caused an annual average of 81 deaths, 677 injuries and $278 million in direct property damage.
When building your home emergency kits, keep flashlights and extra batteries in your emergency kit. Unattended candles can cause fires.