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Two dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

Star Lake, NY - Two people died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside a home in Star Lake, state police said Monday. The bodies of Brian Merkley, 49, and Lisa Leroux, 53, were found late Saturday afternoon inside a one story home at 188 Benson Mines Golf Course...

Man injured in Grady Co. home explosion

Grady County, OK  – A man has been transported to a hospital following a house explosion. Fire crews are on scene. Officials say initial reports indicate the blast was caused by a propane leak that settled into the home’s basement. The water heater then ignited the...

Man killed in deadly explosion in Brookings

Brookings, SD - We are following some developing news out of Brookings concerning a deadly explosion and fire. In an interview with a local radio station, Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann said the call came in before noon. He said crews arrived to find smoke and flames. He...

State lawmakers look into propane and natural gas detector regulations

Augusta, ME - In wake of last year's tragic explosion at the LEAP, Inc. building in Farmington, lawmakers in Augusta are looking to increase safety measures. A public hearing was held Wednesday on a bill aimed at getting propane and natural gas detectors into more...

FDNY: 11 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide In Fordham Manor

New York, NY — Residents were evacuated from their Bronx apartments Monday after some people said they suddenly felt ill. Investigators said the problem was carbon monoxide, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported. Parents hugged their kids in the cold, knowing that despite...

Aspen homeowner injured from gas explosion that caused garage fire

Aspen, CO - A homeowner was injured on Sunday morning as a result of a gas explosion that caused a fire in the garage of a West End residence, Aspen Fire Chief Rick Balentine said. The fire, at 621 W. Francis St., was extinguished within 90 minutes of authorities’...

Clogged flue triggers carbon monoxide alarm in Edwardsville home

Edwardsville, IL — Crews from the Edwardsville Fire Department and Ameren Illinois responded to a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm around 11 a.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 100 block of North Fillmore Street. “The CO was apparently caused by a blocked or clogged flue...