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Be Cautious of Leaves

Be Cautious of Leaves

The Mount Holly Fire District advises you to carefully select a parking spot during the Fall season.  While accumulated leaves and leaf piles are on the roadway, it is extremely dangerous to park a vehicle on top of them.  The heat generated from the underside of your vehicle can ignite dry leaves and cause damage and loss to your vehicle.

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Turkey Fryer Safety

Turkey Fryer Safety

Please consider this information from Underwriters Laboratories this holiday season and throughout the year: UL considers turkey fryers to be dangerous to use presenting numerous safety hazards to consumers. “We’re worried by the increasing reports of fires related with turkey fryer use,” says John Drengenberg, consumer affairs manager of UL. “Based on our test findings, the fryers used to produce those great-tasting birds are not worth the risks. And, as a result of these tests, UL has decided not to certify any turkey fryers with our trusted UL Mark.” Turkey...

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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Each year throughout the country, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. Understanding the Risk What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue. The effects of CO exposure...

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