Why not to camp next to someone with a generator - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-29-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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OK, I own a generator and that is horrifying............

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Old 06-30-2007, 06:19 AM   #3
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Very sad. We had a family that died here in the Portland area this past winter of carbon monoxide poisoning. Their home lost electric power and they ran the generator in the garage...with the garage door fully open...
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Electric generator fumes from this next-door campsite — a motor home — appears to have seeped into the tent where Grant slept, causing her death. Grant’s steady boyfriend — Jesse J. Jensen, 24, a 2001 RFHS graduate and Army veteran who served in Iraq — was in the same tent but survived.

Several of Grant’s friends were vaguely aware of unpleasant exhaust odors, but with so many distractions at Country Fest they didn’t pay much attention. A few also said they felt ill or headachy after going into the tent where Grant later died. The one tent was used for resting during the day and sleeping at night.

Most of the time, a front door or window flap was pulled aside. When Grant was found unresponsive inside, the tent was sealed up. She had been inside for about two hours. Between the hot, sticky weather, the music and the crowds, no one made the connection between the generator fumes coming out of a hose from the other campsite.

People who went into the one tent usually came out feeling “dazed and nauseated,” but that cleared up in the open air. After that the tent was forgotten.
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Kowalczyk said a deputy noticed exhaust coming from a hose running from a generator at an adjacent campsite, and that led authorities to suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. The end of the hose was a couple of feet from Grant's tent.

The people at the other campsite did not know Grant and Jenson and were "pretty shook up" about the incident, sheriff's investigator Gordon Foiles said.

No arrests or charges are anticipated in the case, Kowalczyk and Foiles said.
The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department said they found that a neighboring campsite had an exhaust hose running from a travel trailer generator stretched across their site and pointed in the direction of the tent where Grant was found.
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