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Why is Halloween Such a Fire Risk?

Halloween is a time for costumes, candy, and fun. Unfortunately, it's also a time when there is an increased risk of fires. There are a number of factors that influence fire-related accidents around Halloween.

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the biggest fire risks associated with Halloween and how to stay safe. Read on to learn more.

Unattended Cooking

One of the biggest dangers around Halloween is unattended cooking. With all of the distractions that come with trick-or-treating and entertaining guests, it's easy to forget about what's on the stove. If you're cooking for a Halloween party, be sure to keep an eye on your food and never leave it unattended.

Halloween Decorations

Another risk factor is decorations. Candles are a popular decoration for many homes during Halloween, but they can also be a fire hazard if they're not used properly. Be sure to blow out all candles before leaving the room or going to bed. Also, avoid using flammable materials like paper or fabric in your decorations. If you must use them, make sure they're away from heat sources.

Pumpkin Carving Accidents

Finally, pumpkin carving accidents are a common cause of fires around Halloween. If you're carving a pumpkin, be sure to use a sharp knife and cut away from your body. Avoid using candles or open flames inside the pumpkin. If you must use them, place them in a safe location where they won't fall over.

By following these safety tips, you can help prevent fires this Halloween season. Stay safe and have fun!

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