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Three hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at Portland food bank

Portland, ME - Several people reported feeling sick after a gas leak at the Wayside Food Rescue Center in Portland Wednesday afternoon. Crews were called to the facility on Walton Street due to a forklift malfunctioning inside the building, causing carbon monoxide...

New gas detector law takes effect in Maine on Jan. 1

Bangor, ME  — A new Maine law kicking off on Jan. 1 requires gas detectors in some commercial businesses and residential properties. The new law responds to the deadly explosion two years ago in Farmington. This device is different from a smoke detector or a carbon...

3 Employees Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At River North Restaurant

Chicago, IL — Chicago firefighters responded to a hazmat situation in a building in the city’s River North neighborhood Sunday night, officials confirmed. Around 5:30 p.m., firefighters responded to an eight story building at 59 W. Grand for the Level 1 Hazmat due to...

Authorities: Carbon monoxide caused deaths of 7 in Minnesota

Moorhead, MN -- Seven members of an immigrant family from Honduras whose bodies were found inside a Minnesota home last weekend died of apparently accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Wednesday. Relatives of the family discovered the victims Saturday...

8 hospitalized after carbon monoxide incident in Shakopee

Shakopee, MN — Shakopee public safety officials say eight people are recovering after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning early Tuesday. A city spokesman says police were dispatched to a townhome on the 1500 block of Coneflower Lane after a resident called 911 to...

Child among 5 hospitalized in Queens carbon monoxide incident

New York, NY -- Five people, including a child, were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide incident in Queens. It happened around 1:30 p.m. on 198th Street and 115th Avenue in Jamaica. Firefighters and FDNY responded to the scene, where they discovered elevated levels...

6 hospitalized from carbon monoxide leak in Evanston church

Evanston, IL - Six people were hospitalized Sunday afternoon following a carbon monoxide leak in an Evanston church. About 12:40 p.m., fire crews responded to a call of a toddler unresponsive at Mount Pisgah Ministry in the 1800 block of Church Street. The carbon...

High levels of carbon monoxide discovered at Muskegon County home

Norton Shores, MI — Dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide were found at a Norton Shores residence by the Norton Shores Fire Department (NSFD). At 5:18 a.m. on December 19, 2021, Blue Shift Personnel were sent to a home in the 6500 block of Lake harbor Rd. in...

Selah police find 3 dead in possible carbon monoxide case

Selah, WA - Selah police are investigating the deaths of three people from possible carbon monoxide poisoning at a Speyers Road home. Selah police were called to the home around 1 p.m. Thursday, Chief Dan Christman said. One of the teenagers in the house called a...

Suspected gas leak causes home explosion in Vineland, 2 women hurt

Vineland, NJ - Authorities say two women were hurt when a suspected gas leak caused their South Jersey home to explode. Firefighters and emergency medical crews responded to a home on the 3700 block of Cornucopia Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Authorities say a woman, her...

Hermon house a total loss after propane tank explosion and fire

Hermon, ME - A Hermon house is a total loss after a propane tank exploded and the home caught on fire. The fire at 876 Blackstream Road was first called in at 6:16 p.m., Hermon Fire Capt. Chandler Corriveau said. The fire began with heavy flames in the backside of the...