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Letter to the Editor: After close call, importance of CO detectors driven home

by | Apr 7, 2021 | Letter to Editor

Last Friday, we returned from our first dinner out in over a year. We had smelled what we thought was gas that afternoon, but it was stronger that night. We called the Fire Department. Firefighter Scott Jurasek and a colleague arrived. He entered the house and his meter was screaming. He told us to get out — it was carbon monoxide and it was heavy. He called the gas company. The furnace was red-tagged and we spent a very cold Easter weekend, but that was definitely better than the alternative with all the CO! They aired out the house and remeasured the levels. They also discovered that our CO monitors were no longer working. I would like to suggest that others check their smoke and CO detectors. The Fire Department literally saved our lives.

— Sarah Duckett, Hopkinton

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