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Save a Life: Extinguishing fires

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Fires are common, especially during the holiday season when people spend more time in the kitchen cooking and baking.

Fire experts say grease fires are very common and they say never use water to try to put out the flames. Water can actually make the fire worse.

Firefighters say using a fire extinguisher for a smaller fire is a good option but can require some practice. Just remember the acronym "PASS."

"Pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the handle and sweep until the fire is out,"

Some other things to keep in mind according to experts, always know where an exit is and make sure you can easily get out. Plus, have a fire plan and change your smoke alarm batteries often.

As always, call authorities when you need help.