Candles Cause More Than Fires

October 2003
Fire Chief;Oct2003, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p11
Trade Publication
Presents data on incidents caused by candles in the U.S. from September 2002 to September 2003. Fires; False alarms and false call; Good intent call; Service call; Rescue and emergency medical service; Hazardous conditions.


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