Putnam Health Department shares candle-safety tips to prevent fires
The Putnam County Health Department is sharing reminders about candle safety during the holidays.
Candles start more than one-third of home decoration fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
The department says make sure any candles are at least a foot away from anything that burns.
Make sure they're in stable holders and put them where they can't easily be knocked down, factoring in the movements of pets and children.
Finally, consider using battery operated flameless candles.