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Very sad story in the news today about a local mom & her 3 kids who just moved into a rental home that did not have the utilities turned on yet. Being too proud to impose on family (they had no idea the utilities werent on yet) she borrowed a generator from the landlord. The problem was, she had it running in the house & all 4 of them plus the family dog were overcome from carbon monoxide & they all perished. I just hope that if any of you have to use a generator, you will put it outside & spare your family. God bless!


Asked by mrsmom110 at 9:49 PM on Mar. 24, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (21)
  • Thanks for the reminder. A lot of people don't realize this or just don't think about it. It's an important message to get out!

    Answer by Court128 at 10:13 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • This is so very sad.

    Answer by amberdawnbarr at 9:55 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Thats just terrible. How could ANYONE NOT know?? Whoever borrowed her the generator should have also told her to NOT run it inside. The problem with common sense is that IT IS NOT common.

    Answer by vbruno at 9:58 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • omg that is so sad!

    Answer by mamawilbur at 9:59 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • omg, thats terrible!

    Answer by 2breath2live at 10:03 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • That's terrible!

    Answer by Sweet_Memoriez at 10:26 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Oh how terrible, so sorry! God bless them.

    Answer by agentwanda at 10:32 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • OMG, that is so sad. :'( But also hard to believe someone would not know to run it outside. You'd think she'd have been alerted by the toxic fumes long before it killed them all.

    Answer by judimary at 10:12 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • That's so sad. She just didn't know and was trying to take care of her family. What a needless loss. thank you for trying to make sure people are educated about it.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 10:36 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Carbon Monoxide detectors are a must! My 1st cousin, his wife, and their 3 children all perished in their home one night due to c.m. poisioning.

    Answer by popzaroo at 11:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2011