Kawartha Lakes, Scugog raising awareness to prevent kitchen fires

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KAWARTHA LAKES/SCUGOG: The 2020 edition of Fire Prevention Week runs from Sunday, October 4th until Saturday, October 10th, and local fire departments are preparing to handle the occasion a little bit differently.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is holding scavenger hunts at 13 parks and outdoor spaces in the municipality.

“All you have to do is, visit one of our participating park locations, find the seven secret safety phrases and complete our online form. If you submit the phrases correctly, you’ll be entered into our draw. Find the clue poster, scan the phrase’s QR code and the secret phrase will appear on your phone,” a poster for the event explained.

The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

Kawartha Lakes fire prevention inspector and public educator Alana Erwood told The Standard why they decided to run this type of event.

“We chose

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