The top three days for house fires caused by candles are Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. By following these simple suggestions, you can greatly decrease the risk of possibly life-threatening fire hazards:
Firefighters say it's that time of year when they see a lot of fires caused by space heaters. They warn never to place curtains, bedding or clothes to close to the heater and they say many of the heaters have old cords that can cause a fire.
Janet Pierce says state officials were predicting a hot, dry and busy fire season -- one for which they had prepared by stationing resources in areas like Yakima to make sure they could respond in a timely manner and gain control.