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Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in Chicago woman’s death

Chicago, IL — An elderly woman is dead and an elderly man is in critical condition after an apparent carbon monoxide leak in an apartment on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Police say officers were called to the apartment shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found...

Five sickened in Wakefield, Neb. carbon monoxide leak

Wakefield, NE -- Five individuals were sickened in a carbon monoxide leak at a Wakefield establishment Friday night. At around 10:27 p.m. Friday, Wakefield Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Countyline Lanes and Dining, 311 Main St., "for a suspected gas leak with...

Gas leak likely caused Peoria County home explosion

Peoria County, IL -- Chillicothe Fire Chief Marvin Roderick said he is 95 percent certain that a propane gas leak caused a home near Chillicothe to explode Tuesday afternoon. Small flames and smoke continued to rise from the explosion site Wednesday afternoon. The...

Nearly 100 evacuated from Madison shelter early Wednesday

Madison, WI - Nearly 100 people were evacuated from a Madison shelter, just hours after an overnight storm dropped several inches of snow on the city. The evacuation effort began around 4:30 a.m., shortly after a staff member detected a gas odor so potent that one...

York carbon monoxide poisoning victims sent home

York, ME — The five people transported to area hospitals after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning on Christmas Eve were all home in time for the holiday. York Village Fire Chief Chris Balentine said they and the fire marshal will return to 23A Witchtrot Road, the...