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Burn Awareness Week

Powell River Fire Department is recognizing Burn Awareness Week.

Spokesperson Trish Greenwood says it’s a chance to raise awareness on ways to stay safe. She says hot water scalds are the leading cause of burns to young children.

She adds that the biggest thing with young kids is that their skin is so much thinner than an adult’s, so something like a hot coffee can easily cause 3rd degree burns in some cases.

Greenwood says the department will be visiting schools and put out information bulletins via its Facebook page throughout the week.

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