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The Spokane Fire Department is reminding citizens to be safe this Halloween The Spokane Fire Department is reminding citizens to be safe this Halloween
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Nationwide, the Spokane Fire Department says there are 10,300 fires during the three-day period around Halloween, causing 25 deaths, 125 injuries and $83 million in property loss. 

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To help keep you safe and prevent tragedy, the Spokane Fire Department has offered the following tips this Halloween: 

  • Choose a costume without long trailing fabric. This can cause a child to trip or may touch flames in jack-o’-lanterns or other decorations.
  • If you make your own costume, use materials that won’t catch on fire easily if they come in contact with heat or flame.
  • Give your children flashlights or glow sticks so they can see where they are walking.
  • Keep decorations away from candles, light bulbs or heaters.
  • Consider using flameless candles or glow sticks in your jack-o’-lantern.
  • Keep exits clear of decorations.

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