According to the National Fire Protection Association, Halloween decorations have been the first items ignited in an estimated average of 1,240 reported home structure fires per year. These fires caused more than $20 million in direct property damage per year. Make sure your property doesn’t become a statistic.
Halloween ranks among the top five days of the year for candle-related fires. To prevent candle fires, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission encourages property managers to remind residents to never leave a burning candle unattended. LED and battery-operated flame-less candles and other LED or solar lighting are safe alternatives to traditional candles.
Using common sense and planning ahead can help make your Halloween an accident-free and fire-safe one. Taking simple safety precautions, like making sure decorative materials are flame-resistant, can prevent unwanted incidents on your properties.