YAKIMA, WA-- With
three residential fires in one week in Yakima just after fire safety week
ended, firefighters want to remind you how make sure your home is safe.
said most house fires start in the kitchen.
best advice is to keep your prep area clear, and keep things that can catch on
fire like towels, and napkins away from any heat source.
also want have multiple escape routes planned.
ways of egress, two ways out. Sometimes you can't get out the door in which
you're in. You can be in a room that has
a door, if it's smoke, if it's smoky, if smoke's coming out the crack or if
it's hot, don't go out there, go out your window," said Yakima Fire Captain,
said to make sure you also have a working fire alarm system and fire extinguisher
in your home.
If you have any questions about the safety of home, you can call your
local fire department and they will help you out.