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Decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year. Nearly half of decoration fires in homes occur because the decorations were too close to a heat source like a lightbulb, fireplace or portable heater. Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle. NFPA provides tip sheets, statistics, videos and more about Halloween safety.