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Fire department opens their doors for Fire Prevention Week

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Fire department opens their doors for Fire Prevention Week

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week the Bellingham Fire Department is inviting people to visit their neighborhood fire stations this weekend to see how firefighters do their jobs and learn how to prevent fires.

All six fire stations in the city will be open to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Play Bill Newbold on fire prevention

Assistant Fire Chief Bill Newbold says kitchen fires are the leading cause of all structure fires.

Play Bill Newbold on fire threats

Newbold says stay in the kitchen when cooking, don’t cook when you’re intoxicated or tired, and keep flammable objects away from the stove.

He says heaters are another common source of fires in Bellingham during the cold winter months.

He says keep heaters clean and keep them away from any flammable materials.

More fire safety tips can be found on the city’s web site at www.cob.org.