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Soon it will be time to grab your favorite fall scented candles and light them as we transition into the fall season in New England. Before you do, remember these safety tips. Candle fires are preventable by following just a few simple rules.

Keep your candles at least one foot away from anything that can burn.

Candles are dangerous when left unattended, so make sure to have them on a sturdy surface (like a table) and not on something that could get knocked over. To be extra safe, put them on top of a heat-resistant surface or place them in an area where there’s lots of open space around them. You should also make sure the candle is large enough to collect dripping wax.

Always stay in the room with the candle.

To prevent any accidents from happening with unattended candles. If you have young children or pets at home, it is especially important to be careful when using candles. Common things like a cat knocking them over or other shifting movement in the house can cause them to fall if they’re not in a secure spot. You should never leave the room when a candle is lit. 

Blow out your candles before you leave a room or go to sleep.

If you are leaving the room and especially if you’re leaving the home or going to bed for the night, you should blow out the candle and ensure it is safe and the flame is completely gone.

If you’re in the market for a new candle to light up your home, there are some things you should know before buying. 

According to fire officials, candles cause an estimated 15,600 fires in residential structures, 150 deaths, 1,270 injuries, and $539 million in estimated direct property damage each year. Over half (55%) of home candle fires start because the candle is too close to some combustible material.

Not only is it potentially dangerous for you and others around you if something goes wrong with your candle usage practices; but if a fire does start from negligence on your part, it can also cause serious damage to your house or property—as well as result in costly repairs that could put additional financial strain on yourself or loved ones. 

By being well informed and practicing these steps for candle safety, you can still enjoy setting the fall season ambiance in your home and prevent the chance of a fire.