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COOS BAY, Ore. - The majority of residential fires in the U.S. are kitchen fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

A fire extinguisher can help prevent a kitchen fire from spreading - but only if it's used properly.

The administration recommends that fire extinguishers only be used by adults that have been trained on how to safely use them.

In an effort to create a safer community, Coos Bay Fire Rescue will be hosting a Fire Extinguisher class.

This will be a 2-hour class on the safety, use, inspection and placement of fire extinguishers.

This class will include discussion as well as hands on training. 

This class is offered for any adult citizens of the Bay Area.

The training will be held on July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coos Bay Fire Station, 450 Elrod Ave.

You must call 541-269-1191 to reserve a seat for this class. Seats are limited.