It’s an image straight out of a romantic movie: A room decorated with beautiful flowers. The dinner table is set for two. The seductive glow of flickering candles throughout the room complete the romantic mood.
Many couples will commemorate Valentine’s Day with a scene like this without realizing the potential dangers of improper candle use. State Farm wants to remind you that, while decorative and fragranced candles may be an attractive addition to your home décor, if used improperly, they can be a serious fire hazard.
State Farm claims data shows that February is the third highest month for home fires, with 14,517 home fire claims (excluding lightning and grease fire claims) from 2006 – 2010. On Valentines’ Day alone, State Farm has received more than 500 home fire-related claims during this same five-year period.