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Spaghetti and Fire Safety in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash - It's fire prevention week and 'Yakima County Safe Kids' put on a spaghetti dinner to share safety tips.  Over 800 people came to the 13th annual 'All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner' at Yakima's Fire Station One Tuesday.

Cooks were busy all day making over 90 gallons of sauce and 200 pounds of pasta.  Firefighters say it's an event they look forward to, to make sure people know what to do in a fire.

It was five dollars for all you can eat spaghetti at the event.  Through that, $3,000 was raised for 'Yakima County Safe Kids'.  The money will go towards offering free life vests for kids in the valley and also providing low cost bike helmets for families. 

"Everybody needs to follow this year's theme, which is practice your escape plan, so if you don't have a fire escape plan and if there is a fire in your house there will be chaos and nobody will know what to do," says Ron Melcher of the Yakima Fire Department. 

Melcher says there are some basic tips everyone should know.  If you feel heat coming through a door, escape through a window.  Also, have a meeting place outside and never go back into the house once you escape.