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Children Playing with Matches and Lighters

Tips on Preventing Child-Caused Fires

For Parents

  • Place matches and lighters up high or locked away
  • Keep barbeque lighters up high or locked away
  • Teach young children to never touch lighters or matches

For Young Children

  • Never touch matches or lighters
  • If you find matches or lighters tell a grownup
  • Matches and lighters are tools for adults not toys for children

For Older Children

  • If you find matches or lighters, give them to an adult or put them away, up high