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TPSO: Woman, dog suffocate from generator fumes

3 years ago Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:49:28 AM CST December 28, 2011 Wednesday, December 28 2011 Dec 28, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

AMITE CITY - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish reported a woman and her dog found dead in their home were overcome by fumes from a generator.

Sheriff's deputies were called out to the home of Jerri Lynn Hall yesterday, after she was found deceased in her bed. They said the family dog was also found dead inside the home, and both are believed to have died from a lack of oxygen.

Investigators said a generator was found inside the residence and had apparently been running overnight. They also said they found empty gasoline containers in the home.

The coroner's office was notified and will verify the cause of death.

Deputies warned people not to operate generators inside the home, and always make sure there is proper ventilation in any space generators are operated in.

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