According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than half (56 percent) of home candle fires occur when something that can catch on fire is too close to the candle.
Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
If you use candles:
Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
Put candles in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders.
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.
For holiday fire safety information, visit the Seattle Fire Department’s Holiday Fire Safety site at: