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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Install smoke detectors in the hallway outside of each bedroom,
inside each bedroom and in stairwells. There should be at least one
smoke detector on each floor of a structure. Test them monthly to
make sure they work. Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors
at least once a year.
Keep portable space heaters at least three feet from any
combustibles. Never leave heaters on when you leave or go to sleep.
Store matches and lighters where children cannot access them,
preferably in a locked area. Teach children that matches and
lighters are tools and should only be used by adults. Novelty
lighters are particularly dangerous as many children believe that
they are toys.
If an appliance emits smoke or has an unusual smell, unplug it
immediately and have it repaired. Don't overload extension cords by
plugging in appliances that draw a total of more watts than the
rating of the cord. Replace frayed or cracked electrical cords and
don't overload extension cords. Extension cords should never be run
under rugs. Never tamper with the fuse box or use improper size
Every residence should have at least one fire extinguisher
accessible at all times. When using a fire extinguisher, remember
You should fight a fire with a fire extinguisher only when ALL of
the following are true:
Remember! If you have the slightest doubt about whether
or not to fight the fire, DON'T. Instead, get out, closing the door
behind you to slow the spread of the fire.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.