Candle Fire Statistics
“Nearly 10,000 residential fires are caused each year by the careless or inappropriate use of candles.
The National Candle Association urges consumers to always keep a burning candle within sight, keep candles away from anything combustible, and to keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- These bedroom fires caused 32% of deaths associated with candle fires and 47% of associated injuries.
- On average, 25 home candle fires are reported per day.
- Falling asleep was a factor in 11% percent of the home candle fires and 30% of the associated deaths.”
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