National Fire Prevention Week Warns: Candles Cause Home Fires

, Posted: Thu, October 10 2013 at 8:05 AM, Updated: Thu, October 10 2013 at 8:08 AM

National Fire Week Prevention officials tell us that candles, while beautiful and decorative, can also cause house fires.

The NFPA says that from 2006 to 2010, over 11-thousand house fires started from candles. causing 126 deaths.

The Douglas County Fire Prevention Co-Op reminds users to:

--cut the wick to 1 quarter inch before lighting...

--keep lit candles at least one foot away from anything flammable...

--always use a holder to catch dripping wax...

--and always blow candles out completely.

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