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Local household nearly dies from carbon monoxide

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Suspected carbon monoxide poisoning sent two Bossier City men  to Willis-Knighton South in Shreveport early Thursday morning. Police say it happened on the 1200 block of Waller Avenue. Fire crews found seven occupants in the home displaying symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Those symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headaches and sleepiness.

Exposure to the poison can be deadly, but there are simple ways to avoid the dangers. Local firefighters warn you can't smell or see carbon monoxide as it builds up in your home. It's created by burning fossil fuels such as kerosene, propane, natural gas and wood. You're encouraged to have any heating system that uses such fuels professionally inspected before you use them and to purchase a carbon monoxide alarm. It's also suggested you install carbon monoxide alarms near where you sleep, cook and your heating system.

 

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