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Iowa Officials Remind Residents on Propane Safety

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    April 14, 2014 | 8:37 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa officials are reminding residents to be careful about using propane when generating heat or running appliances during the winter.

    The state Department of Public Safety says people should have a qualified technician inspect their propane system. Officials also warn people to avoid using a stove for space heating, and suggest not using outdoor propane appliances inside.

    Officials say this is especially critical during a power outage because of possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Officials also recommend people take immediate action if they suspect a gas leak. That includes avoiding any flames or sparks, turning off the main supply valve on a propane tank, and leaving the area immediately.