A message about Candle Safety from the Fire Marshal’s Office

The Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office provides a message about using candles safely.

The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office says more candle fires occur on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day than any other time of the year.

There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored. In fact, an estimated 8,200 home fires are started by candles each year according to the National Fire Protection Association.

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