Candle with Care

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), from 2006-2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 11,640 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused 126 deaths, 953 injuries and $438 million in direct property damage. Candles caused 3% of reported home fires, 5% of home fire deaths, 7% of home fire injuries, and 6% of the direct property damage from home fires in 2010.

Candle Safety Tips Candles & Children During Power Outages

Gel Candles

Over the past few years the safety of gel candles has come into question and many gel candles and related products have been recalled. Learn more on our gel fuels page.