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Firefighters Caution People Using Propane Heaters After Man Found Dead in Mason County

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Deputies found the body of a man at a hunting camp this morning, in Mason County.

They say the Zeeland man was using a propane heater to warm his van, parked at a hunting camp on Tyndal Road, North of Freesoil.

Investigators say the man's death was likely caused by asphyxiation from fumes produced by the heater.

It's the latest reminder of the silent dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Hunters spending hours in confined spaces with propane heaters puts them at greater risk.

9&10's Kyle Mitchell and photojournalist Joel Deaner spoke with local firefighters and have more on how to stay safe.