Gas Fireplace Carbon Monoxide Cautions - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Gas Fireplace Carbon Monoxide Cautions

Posted: Updated:

As the weather gets colder over the next few days in the Lone Star State you might find yourself wanting to turn on your gas fireplace.

However, you may want to make sure it is well ventilated so carbon monoxide doesn't’t build up in your home.  A captain with the Amarillo Fire Department explained what you can do to protect yourself.

Captain Mikal Orr said, “One of the best things you can do is actually install a carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home.  Specifically outside of sleeping rooms you don't want to place it to near an appliance that is gas burning because there is some residual CO that can come off of that.”

You can avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by making sure your fireplace has a chimney or a metal pipe to draw the emissions from your home.  If you have a non-vented fireplace make sure you open a window or a door so you can allow fresh air inside.

  • News HeadlinesNews HeadlinesMore>>

  • Farm Bill Basics Meeting

    Farm Bill Basics Meeting

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:22:30 GMT
    The Texas AM AgriLife Extension will host a Farm Bill Basics meeting Monday, April 21st at the Region 9 Education Center located at 301 Texas Loop 11 in Wichita Falls. 
    The Texas AM AgriLife Extension will host a Farm Bill Basics meeting Monday, April 21st at the Region 9 Education Center located at 301 Texas Loop 11 in Wichita Falls. 
  • SKYWARN 6 FORECAST

    A Little Warmer Today, Rain Chances Return Tonight

    Slight Rain Chances Tonight Into Easter

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:22:48 GMT
    Slight Weekend Rain Chances
    Saturday's highs will be in the mid to upper 70's. Clouds will continue to stream into Texoma, but rain chances don't return until tonight. Easter Sunday could be a little stormy.
  • Animal Services Launches Adoption Program

    Animal Services Launches Adoption Program

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:23:57 GMT
    It was a big day for the Wichita Falls Animal Services on Friday. They launched their new adoption program!
    It was a big day for the Wichita Falls Animal Services on Friday. They launched their new adoption program!