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The National Fire Protection Association is urging the public to focus on candle safety during Fire Prevention Week 2005, scheduled for Oct. 9-15. NFPA emphasizes consumer caution with the slogan, “When you go out, blow out.”

Reported home candle fires rose 15 percent from 2000 to 2001, from 15,700 to 18,000, continuing a climb that began in 1990 when 5,500 candle fires were reported, according to NFPA. These fires caused an estimated 130 fire deaths, 1,350 civilian fire injuries, and $333 million in direct property damage during 2002.

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