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Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct. 14: Cooking safety starts with you

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTY — It’s National Fire Prevention Week and in Racine and Kenosha County, the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department (KFRD) is working to educate the public about cooking safety. Now until Oct. 14, Racine County residents are encouraged to pay attention to fire prevention. Focus on cooking safety This year’s theme is ‘Cooking safety […]

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Racine garage fire caused by ember from homemade fire pit, results in $25,000 damage

RACINE, Wis. — In a fire safety wake-up call for Racine residents, a garage fire broke out at 1720 Quincy Ave. on Saturday morning, causing an estimated $25,000 in damage. The Racine Fire Department was quick to respond, effectively controlling the blaze that was likely ignited by a stray ember from a homemade fire pit. […]

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Ongoing drought: DNR recommends a fireworks-free 4th of July

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging Wisconsinites to enjoy the Fourth of July, but without the fireworks, this year. The Great Lakes region of the U.S. is currently experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions. Fires will spread quickly and burn more intensely during a summer drought. Fire danger levels are mostly […]

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OPINION: Snapshots of Safety fall edition, part 2 – 7 cold weather home safety tips

OPINION — It is getting chilly and going to be getting even colder very soon. The Racine County Eye offers the following safety tips to start a conversation about safety in your home as we embark on another season of sub-zero temperatures and darkened mornings and evenings. The air has turned crisp and we are […]