December is the peak month for candle fires. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe when using candles:
- Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
- Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
- Place lighted candles where they won’t be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
- Keep burning candles away from items that can catch on fire such as furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, etc.
Fore more holiday fire safety tips – visit: http://seattle.gov/fire/pubEd/holiday/default.htm