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Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe From Fire and Heat

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe From Fire and Heat

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to teach children from a young age the danger of fire. By setting clear and concise fire-safety rules, you will decrease the likelihood of dangerous burns.

The U.S. Fire Administration offers these suggestions:

  • Keep children at least three feet away from anything hot, such as candles, space heaters and stovetops.

  • Keep smoking materials locked up in an out-of-reach place, Never leave cigarette lighters or matches where children can reach them.

  • Never play with lighters or matches when you are with children.

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