As Halloween creeps closer, NFPA reminds the public to celebrate with fire safety in mind

Candles account for an annual average of 7,400 home fires so homeowners should be careful when using them, keeping them away from flammable materials and extinguishing them when leaving the area. Valley News/Adobe Stock photo
TEMECULA – As Halloween creeps closer, the National Fire Protection Association reminded the public that fire safety hazards often lurk among spooky decorations and festivities. With these potential risks in mind, the association encourages everyone to take simple precautions that can help ensure a festively fun, safe holiday.“From decorating with jack-o’-lanterns and other seasonal items to costume parties and trick-or-treating, many hallmarks of Halloween can present potential fire hazards,” Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA, said. “Fortunately, the vast majority of these risks can be prevented with a little added awareness and caution.”According to NFPA data, candles accounted for an annual average of 7,400 home fires, resulting in 90 de
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