Check cabin heating systems before Deer Hunting Opener

Check cabin heating systems before Deer Hunting Opener

November 3, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (11/4/21)

(Minnesota) — Hunters are reminded that safety precautions in your cabins and home base of operations are paramount with the state Deer Opener this weekend.

In a release from Minnesota Energy, hunters should inspect their cabin heating systems ahead of the opener to avoid dangerous situations and potentially fatal instances of carbon monoxide buildup.

Installing carbon monoxide detectors inside cabins or check existing detectors to make sure they are working properly, check heating vents, flues, and chimneys and clear them of any animal nests or debris, and never use portable electric generator indoors are helpful ways to prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide.

It is also just as important to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning which includes a sudden, flu-like illness, dizziness, headaches, or sleepiness, cherry-red lips, and unusually pale complexion, nausea or vomiting, a fluttering heartbeat, and unconsciousness.

If any suspects someone may be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, move into fresh air quickly and call 911.