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oil filled baseboard heater pipe has burst while heater was on and made grey/black smoke and horrible chemical smell. safe for 3 kids to stay in home?

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Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Safe but...: Safe but ventilate as much as possible.
Answered on Dec 8, 2016
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