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Posted at 4:23 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Md. couple sickened by CO

By Matt Zapotosky
Matt Zapotosky

Two Fairmount Heights residents had to be hospitalized Thursday after they were poisoned by carbon monoxide produced by a generator they were using to power their home.

Firefighters were tipped to trouble in the 1300 block of Doewood Lane about 10 a.m.Thursday, though they went to the scene not knowing exactly what was wrong, authorities said. When they arrived, they found classic signs of CO poisoning: a woman inside was unconscious and a man was disoriented, authorities said.

The two people, a couple, were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, said Mark Brady, a Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department spokesman. Once outside of the carbon monoxide, their conditions immediately started to improve, he said. They are expected to survive.

Brady said the couple was using a gasoline generator to power appliances in their home. He said it is important people using generators to power their home use them outside. The devices produce high levels of carbon monoxide, which in some cases, can be fatal.

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 27, 2011; 4:23 PM ET
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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