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Fire Fighters Urge Families To Make A House Fire Escape Plan

KENNEWICK, Wash. - It's fire prevention week. This year fire fighters want families to make an escape plan.  

Fire fighters said children and the elderly are the most likely to become victims in a house fire. They said the best thing you can do to keep your kids safe is make a plan and practice it.   They recommend you talk about where to meet, and what exits you would use. Don't assume your children will know what to do when a house fire starts.

"Alot of times the success stories you'll hear about have been simply because the family has talked about it ahead of time, and the children know how to react," said Mark Yaden, Kennewick Fire Marshall.    

Fire fighters also recommend: make sure children's windows open properly.  And if you have a fireplace, or you light candles, don't leave matches or lighters lying around the house.

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