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.