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Firefighters say fire hazards pop up around Halloween

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Halloween is tomorrow, and firefighters say there are lots of hazards that pop up around this time.

The combination of candles used in pumpkins and flammable decorations can raise some safety concerns.

Firefighters say people should avoid using actual candles or flames and use lights or fake candles instead.

They also say parents should be careful about the kinds of costumes they buy.

"It's an exciting time, we can also make it a safe time. Make sure they're not tripping over the bottom half of the costume, and make sure they have shoes they can run in," said Dr. Ellen Rome with the Cleveland Clinic.

Firefighters say parents should also buy flame-retardant costumes for their children if possible.

They should also make sure kids know how to stop, drop, and roll if their costume catches on fire.

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