How to Burn a Candle Safely Part 3
While on Fire; While Burning:
Candles should be kept out of reach of youngsters and dogs. Place lighting candles away from youngsters, pets, or anybody else who might knock them over.
When a candle is burning or the wax is liquefied, never touch or move it.
Don't extinguish a candle completely. To be safe, stop burning a candle when 1/2 inch or 2 inches remains in the container if using a pillar candle.
Distance between burning candles should be at least three inches. This is to prevent them from melting each other or creating their own drafts, which would cause the candles to burn unevenly.
If the flame rises too high or flickers frequently, extinguish the candle. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for drafts.
Never use a candle as a nightlight or when you're sleeping.
When using candles during a power outage, exercise extreme caution. During a power outage, flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light. Never use a candle to search for items in a closet during a power outage or to fuel equipment like a lantern or kerosene heater.