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High Winds Warning and Carbon Monoxide Prevention

The National Weather Service is predicting strong winds in western Washington this weekend which could cause some local power outages.

Remember, Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a dangerous, odorless, poisonous gas. Heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of CO. Follow these tips to help keep your house fire and carbon monoxide safe:

  • Only use a charcoal grill, hibachi, or portable camping stove outdoors and never use them to heat your home.
  • Before lighting a fire, ensure chimneys and flues are in good condition and not blocked.
  • Always run a generator and any gas-powered equipment outdoors.

CO can cause severe illness and death. If you experience symptoms of headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and mental confusion; get outside and call 911.

If your power goes out, make sure you turn off your stoves to prevent a fire when the power comes back.