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Sunday marks the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week, with this year’s theme centered on the prevention of kitchen fires.   According to the latest National Fire Prevention Association research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Furthermore, the association says cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.  Here in Jackson Hole, Fire officials point out another major cause of home fires is the use of wood-burning appliances. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says now is a good time to assure your home is equipped with fire safety items. Among them, she says have working smoke detectors throughout the home.  Clay says, “It’s very important to have that first alert and that quick alert that something is wrong.”  She also advises to have one or two fire extinguishers in your residence. Other safety measures include having your chimney cleaned before the heavy burning period, and using a fireproof container to store ashes taken out of the stove or fireplace which is kept outside, away from combustible materials.  Fire Prevention Week is actively supported by fire departments across the country including Jackson Hole Fire-EMS. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.

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