According to the U. S. Fire Administration, with the increasing popularity of candles there has been an increase of candle fires. Many of these fires were caused by consumer inattention to basic fire safety and/or misuse of candles.
When using candles, always remember the following 3 things:
Never leave a lit candle unattended.
Never burn a candle on or near items that can catch fire.
Never leave a child or pet alone with a lit candle.