Proper Use of Candles During a Power Outage
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This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Home fires are a threat after a natural disaster and fire trucks may have trouble getting to your home. If the power is out, use flashlights or other battery-powered lights if possible, instead of candles. If you must use them, place candles in safe holders away from anything that could catch fire. Never leave a burning candle unattended. To learn more, call the CDC at 800-CDC-INFO.
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If you must use candles, use safe holders far from burnable things. More info from CDC 800-232-4636 or http://go.usa.gov/bfV.
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If you must use candles, use safe holders far from burnable things. For more information: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or http://go.usa.gov/bfV.
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