Try Not To Light Yourself On Fire Once You Get To College

According to Consumer Reports’ Blog, the number of fires in campus housing has risen dramatically over the past few years—from 1,800 fires in 1998 to 3,000 fires in 2005.

What gives?

Well, apparently you college kids are not good with cooking equipment. The more dangerous fires, however, took place in bedrooms. Consumer Reports has some dorm safety tips you should review.

Consumerists asks you to avoid messing with the smoke detector and remember to extinguish candles and other flames before going to sleep! Dead kids don’t read blogs.

Back to school: Is your dorm fire-safe? [Consumer Reports]