Halloween is fast-approaching. It won’t be long until the children are wearing costumes and trick-or-treating for candy. Although this holiday is best known for fun, festivities and games, there are hidden fire hazards on Halloween, too, and we want to make sure and remind everyone about some simple Halloween safety tips to help avoid those hazards.
NFPA statistics show that from 2009-2013, an average of 860 home structure fires per year began with decorations. Almost half (45%) of these fires were tied to decorations being too close to some type of heat source, such as a candle. A fire can start when candles are too close to decorations or when long, trailing costumes come into contact with candles.