YAKIMA, Wash-You can't always prevent a house fire but you can fight it.
According to the Yakima Fire Department there were 125 house fires last year in Yakima.
To avoid becoming fire's next victim use a fire extinguisher. There are five kinds of fire extinguishers. The one you need for household fires is an ABC multi-purpose fire extinguisher.
To use a fire extinguisher remember the acronym PASS:
Pull the pin out of the fire extinguisher.
Aim the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the handle.
Sweep until the fire is out.
Before using a fire extinguisher call 911.