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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Worland Fire stresses winter prevention


November 15, 2018

WORLAND – As colder temperatures blanket the Big Horn Basin, Worland Fire District Chief Chris Kocher would like residents to think about preparations and safety for winter.

“We’ve seen a lot of chimney fires [in the past] but with new technology and more people using pellet stoves, we need to stress carbon monoxide monitoring,” said Kocher.

While the county offers a smoke detector program free of charge, Kocher recommends everyone purchase and maintain a carbon monoxide detector for their home, and do an annual check on their smoke detectors as well.

For standard fireplace use, Koc...

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