MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department is providing safety tips from the United States Fire Administration to help eliminate preventable candle fires and keep Safety First to ensure everyone goes home. On average there are 42 home candle/incense fires reported every day across the Country.
Causes and Circumstances of Home Candle Fires
- More than half (56%) of all candle fires start when something that could burn, such as furniture, mattresses or bedding, curtains, or decorations is too close to the candle.
Blake Shelton provides us with an example of what can happen when you leave burning candles unattended. Watch the official video of "Doin' What She Likes" by Blake Shelton.