National Fire Prevention Week Brings Awareness and Advice to Kennewick
Kennewick, Wash. - Firefighters say the colder months have more house fires than any other time of the year. They also say more people die in house fires than brush or wildfires combined.
And they have a few steps everyone needs to take to prevent house fire. Check your smoke detectors and have one in every room. Always have a fire extinguisher easily accessible in areas where fires could occur the most such as the kitchen and garage. Check your heating systems, make sure they're clean. Do not leave candles un-attended, they say that's probably the most common mistake people make. Turn off all sources of electricity before you leave the house.
It takes firefighters as long as 5 minutes at times to arrive at your home so make sure you have a home escape plan for every room in the house.