1 adult, 2 children found unconscious in home with high carbon monoxide levels
YORK COUNTY —
Five York City residents are in the hospital, three in serious condition, after they were found unconscious in their home.
According to York City Fire/Rescue Services, early morning crews responded to a home in the 700 block of S. Pershing Ave. for a report of an unconscious woman.
At the scene, crews found an adult and two children unconscious and immediately removed them from the home and provided care.
A multi-gas meter determined a high level of carbon monoxide in the residence.
Two dogs were also removed and given oxygen therapy.
York City Fire/Rescue Services is reminding people that carbon monoxide is the invisible killer.
Make sure to follow these precautions:
- Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year
- Make sure gas appliances are vented properly
- Install CO detectors
- If a CO detector activates call 911 and do not assume it is a faulty trip
- Know the symptoms of CO poisoning