Lexington, Kentucky Fire Officials warn of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide as many turn to generators amid power outages after storm.

WKYT News, 7th March 2023:

Health officials are urging people to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide as many people turn to generators amid the power outages from Friday’s historic storm.

The Lexington Fire Department’s hazardous materials team makes dozens of runs every year involving carbon monoxide build-up. Just in the past few days, they’ve had to make several more, as people try to power their homes in the wake of Friday’s storm.

Lieutenant Shannon Poynter is a hazmat specialist and says they’ve been fortunate that the mild weather has kept the situation from being worse.

However, they’re worried about what they might see in the coming days as temperatures drop with around 15,000 Lexington customers remaining without power. Read More…

Lexington Kentucky Fire Department warn of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning