Carbon Monoxide alarm alerts family to hazardous levels of CO
The Town of Huntsville reported on an incident that took place early on Christmas morning that resulted in firefighters from Station 4 in Baysville responded to a 911 call regarding an activated carbon monoxide alarm at a residence on Bridge Street.
The town says that upon arrival, firefighters discovered a hazardous level of carbon monoxide within the home, traced back to the wood stove.
Carbon monoxide, a silent and potentially deadly gas, can be produced by both wood and gas-burning appliances and the only effective means of detection is a functioning carbon monoxide alarm positioned outside each bedroom.
The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department, as part of the "Baysville Get Alarmed Program," had recently installed two smoke alarms provided by the Baysville Curling and Bocce Club and a carbon monoxide alarm in the same residence – alarms that may have saved their lives.
Residents are strongly encouraged to regularly check and maintain their carbon monoxide and smoke alarms for optimal safety.