Heating help available for those who need it Submitted: 02/25/2014
MADISON - After a carbon monoxide scare in Trempealeau County, reminders go out that people who need help with the heating bill can get it. 13 people got sick after a charcoal grill was used to help heat a home. Wisconsin is enduring one of its coldest winters in decades. With forecasts calling for another arctic blast this week, the state Department of Administration is reminding low-income people who need help to contact the Wisconsin's Home Energy Assistance Program.

The program covers part of a household's heating bill, and the benefit doesn't have to be repaid. So far this year, about 165-thousand Wisconsin households have received average benefits of $300 apiece. The average payment last year was $219. (Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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