With the holiday season in full swing, the Glendale Fire Department
wants residents to remember to use candles safely. Candles in the
home cause more than 10,000 fires and 120 deaths per year nationally,
according to the National Fire Protection Assn.
On Dec. 16, a candle in the back of an unattached garage in the
900 block of East Glenoaks Boulevard became a part of that statistic.
A Glendale man told officers his 15-year-old son lighted a candle in