Sheriff’s officials say carbon monoxide likely caused the death of a 27-year-old man in Meeker County. A 21-year-old woman in the Greenleaf Township residence also suffered the effects of carbon monoxide, but survived.
Two teenage siblings are expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a camper where their sister and father died from high carbon monoxide levels. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, 14-year-old Noah Mechley and 15-year-old Karley Mechley are in stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center Saturday.
Now that furnaces are clicking on around the city, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is going up. Just Saturday night, Burnsville firefighters say they got a call to an apartment complex and once there, they detected carbon monoxide in the air. The building was then evacuated.
On Sunday, we’ll spring ahead. Along with changing our clocks, we’re reminded to change our batteries on important household items. Yes, firefighters want us to test and change out smoke detectors twice a year, but there’s another life-saving device in your home you might not be thinking about: The carbon monoxide detector.