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Fire Prevention Week in Baton Rouge

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago October 07, 2013 Oct 7, 2013 Monday, October 07 2013 October 07, 2013 9:29 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Adrian Pittman

BATON ROUGE-  Sunday kicked off Fire Prevention Week in Baton Rouge with a focus this year on preventing kitchen fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire-related injuries. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department urged residents to use this week to establish a fire safety plan and make sure they're ready if a fire was to happen.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 - 12. It always falls on the week of Oct. 9 to commemorate the Chicago fire in the 1800s, which destroyed a large portion of the city.

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