The Red Cross of Northern Nevada is urging people to check the carbon monoxide alarms in their homes.
The reminder comes after recent carbon monoxide incidents in the region.
It is important to test your carbon monoxide alarms and change their batteries at least every six months, according to a Red Cross press release, along with your smoke alarms.
Every year, at least 420 people die in the U.S. from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and more than 100,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency room each year due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbon monoxide injuries are more likely in the colder months when people use indoor heaters and appliances.