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Kids learn how to prevent kitchen fires

Children at Park Elementary School sing about fire safety, Wednesday during a visit from Great Bend firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog. October is Fire Prevention Month.

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Flames from a small grease fire in a stove-top pan exploded 20 feet into the air Wednesday after Great Bend Firefighter Michael Reifschneider sprayed a small about of water onto the blaze.
“Don’t try this at home,” Capt. Luke McCormick reminded an audience of third and fourth graders.
The Great Bend Fire Department is teaching children how to prevent kitchen fires during Fire Prevention Month. This week they’ve started visiting all of the elementary schools in Great Bend. On days when it isn’t too windy, their program includes the grease fire demonstration, which was performed Wednesday morning ...

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