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Preventing Kitchen Fires Is Theme Of Fire Prevention Week

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Updated: 10/08/2013 6:57 pm
It's Fire Prevention Week across the country, and this year's theme is preventing fires in the kitchen.

Lexington fire officials say most house fires start in the kitchen.

Lexington Fire Department's Battalion Chief Joe Best says once a fire begins, it can double in size every minute.

To prevent a fire in the kitchen, he says to keep any decorations or towels well away from any heat source, keep kids and pets at least 3 feet away from any appliance being used, and never leave the kitchen once you begin to cook.

If a kitchen fire does start, officials recommend using a fire extinguisher designed for grease fires or to use a lid or cookie sheet to cover and smother the flames. 

Lexington Firefighters are also making extra school visits this week to help teach kids about fire safety and letting them see the fire trucks up close.
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