Don't play with matches.
And don't get gas or any kind
of lickwood that helps fire grow
bigger near hot things. They
might start a fire. One time
in a race there was a fire
on the track so the cars
had to race past the fire.
One car caght on fire.
I think the driver drove to
close to the fire and
his gas tank caght on fire.
Firemen put it out. But you can
help. Electricity sometimes
starts fires. Stoves might star-
t fires. If lightning stikes
something it could start a
fire especially telephone wires.
When you make a campfire in
the forest. When you leave put
the fire out. If you don't the
fire might start a forest fire.

by Jeff Goode
(age 7)