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Fire extinguishers are recommended for homes


August 26, 2021

OLYMPIA — The state Fire Marshal’s Office recommends having fire extinguishers in the home, saying they can reduce the risk of a small fire from becoming a large fire.

Fire extinguishers should be in easily accessible places in the kitchen, laundry room, and garage. They are the most common locations for a small fire to start, according to the state fire marshal.

“If a small fire begins in these areas, first get everyone outside and call 9-1-1,” said a spokesperson.

Before approaching a small fire with a fire extinguisher, be sure that you’re familiar and comfortable with the us...

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