Translation

Candle determined cause of fire on college campus

title

By Lisa Braxton

Authorities say a candle caused a fire inside a dorm room on the campus of Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania this week. According to WPXI.com, university relations officials say a student knocked over a burning candle. The fire was contained to the room and quickly put out. No one was injured.The university’s policies and procedures state that candles or incense or the use of other open flame devices are prohibited in university property and will be confiscated if found.

NFPA’s College Campus Fire Safety Tips sheet states that candles should be burned only if the school permits their use. They should be placed away from anything that can burn and blown out when you leave the room or go to sleep. The candle safety tips sheet is another great resource on this topic.

Related articles

NFPA’s safety tips sheets now include a personal touch
Let NFPA held you get prepared for winter safety

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


Related Articles

Missouri summit thrusts home fire sprinklers into the limelight

By Fred Durso, Jr. Knowledge is power. That seemed to be the underlying tagline during the Missouri Sprinkler Summit, an…

Efforts underway to prevent Kentucky from continuing to be ranked in the top 10 States in civilian fire deaths

By Meredith Hawes The State of Kentucky has continuously ranked in the top 10 States in civilian fire deaths. This…

Missouri advocates use media to sound the alarm on today’s home fires

By Fred Durso, Jr. Media reports are filtering in from Missouri, where fire safety advocates aren’t keeping quiet about the…