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Unattended candles at center of dorm fire

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By Lisa Braxton

Twelve students had to be relocated from their USC dorm after a late-night mattress fire on Sunday. According to NBC Los Angeles, le feu, quickly put out by the Los Angeles Fire Department, caused $2,500 in damage, more than half to the structure itself. About 60 people had to evacuate. No one was injured.

Fire investigators determined that candles that were briefly left unattended caused the fire. Fire sprinklers held the smoky fire in check before 20 firefighters put out the fire entirely.

NFPA’s College Campus Fire Safety tips sheet advises burning candles only if they’re permitted by the school, placing them away from anything that can burn and never leaving a candle unattended. The Candle Safety tips sheet reminds us of the option of flameless candles that look and smell like real candles.

According to NBC Los Angeles, students said the dorm fire sent a strong message and that they would start taking the rule against candle use in the dorms seriously.

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