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Candle Fires - Fact Sheet and Research by NFPA
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By LCFD
December 20, 2017

In 2011–2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,690 home1 structure fres started by candles, per year. These fires caused an annual average of 82 civilian fre deaths, 800 civilian fire injuries, and $295 million in direct property damage.

Overall, candles caused 2% of reported home fires, 3% of the home fre deaths, 7% of the home fire injuries, and 4% of the direct property damage in reported home fires during this period.
On average, 24 home candle fires were reported per day.

Candle fires are more common around the winter holidays
- Candle fires peaked in December (11%), and January and November ranked second, each with 10% of home candle fires.
- The top three days for home candle fires were Christmas, New Year’s, and New Year’s Eve.

Attached below us NFPAs facts and data regarding US Home Candle Fire. Please be safe and be smart with your Candle usage!

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Attachment RFS_US-HomeCandleFires_FINAL (003).pdf  (178k)
 

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