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You Can't Always Prevent a House Fire But You Can Fight It

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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.

To learn more about using a fire extinguisher call the Yakima Fire Department for a list of their offered classes.
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