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In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.
The Carbondale Fire Department recommends the following to avoid CO poisoning:
In the event your carbon monoxide alarm sounds:
For additional information, call the Carbondale Fire Department at (618) 457-3234 or visit the National Fire Protection Association and the National Safety Council.