High levels of carbon monoxide found in Detroit home, 6 taken to hospital

Posted at 7:52 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 17:50:21-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Six people were taken to hospitals Tuesday morning as a precautionary measure for carbon monoxide.

The Detroit Fire Department was dispatched to 1935 West Grand Boulevard, a multi-family home, on a report of suspicions of carbon monoxide problems. The Detroit Fire Hazmat team found high levels of CO in the home and ventilated it after removing all of the occupants.

The six victims were: A 73-year-old woman, 65-year-old woman, 30-year-old woman, 8-year-old boy, 5-year-old girl and 3-month-old girl. Officials say all were in stable condition.

Fire investigators say that the incident appears to have resulted from a faulty furnace or heating device.

The Detroit Fire Department does provide free carbon monoxide detectors for those who need one. People can call 313-596-2959 to request one.