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City of Yakima Gives Advice to Help Prevent Holiday Fires

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YAKIMA, WA. -- The City of Yakima is reminding people this week to take extra caution during the holidays to prevent fires.

Some tips to stay safe include keeping Christmas trees at least three feet away from all heaters and making sure the tree is properly watered.

The fire department also reminds people to always blow out candles and turn off the stove after cooking. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of holiday fires, accounting for more than a third of all residential fires during the winter months.

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