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Kitchen fire demonstration highlights Fire Prevention Extravaganza

Emporia firefighters concluded Fire Prevention Week with their annual Fire Prevention Extravaganza on Saturday.

Fire Marshal Reason Bradford was pleased as many as 900 people came to the Lyon County Fairgrounds to learn about fire safety.

With as many as 40 percent of home fires starting in the kitchen, Bradford says it's vitally important people take steps to ensure safety. Around 60 percent of all kitchen fires are related to unattended cooking.

During the extravaganza, kids could climb into fire trucks from several area fire departments. They also took home fire safety information and observed the proper and improper way to put out a grease fire.

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