As residents are trying to keep their homes from freezing up, Fairbanks has seen a severe shortage of generators for sale.
Local businesses saw a rush on generators immediately and the town ran out early yesterday.
Some businesses have intermittently received new shipments, but say they're gone as soon as they arrive.
Some are trying to heat their homes using alternative and unsafe methods for the indoors, and police have already responded to calls for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Local businesses are trying to do their part to keep up with demand for purchase and repairs to generators, and they say it's important to be safe no matter how you decide to heat your home.