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Orlando, FL - 4 Killed In Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Generators After Hurricane Irma

Published on: September 13, 2017 08:00 AM
By: AP
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A car takes a detour around trees that were felled in the wake of Hurricane Irma in Orlando, Florida, U.S., September 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Gregg NewtonA car takes a detour around trees that were felled in the wake of Hurricane Irma in Orlando, Florida, U.S., September 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Gregg Newton

Orlando, FL - Three people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at an Orlando, Florida home following Hurricane Irma, and four others have been hospitalized. Another person was found dead after being poisoned by carbon monoxide from a generator in a home in Daytona Beach, Florida early Wednesday.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jeff Williams says a deputy responded to the Orlando home Tuesday evening following a 911 call from what sounded like a juvenile. The deputy was overcome by fumes while approaching the home and called for fire rescue.

Firefighters pulled seven people from the home, three of whom died at the scene. Four others were taken to a nearby hospital in various conditions.

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Rescue workers found a portable gasoline generator running inside the home.

Williamson described the victims as a multi-generational family.

One person has died and three others are being treated at a hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning from an electric generator in Daytona Beach, Florida, the latest such death as people across the state wait for power to be restored after Hurricane Irma.

Daytona Beach Fire Department officials said on Twitter that a generator was running inside the home early Wednesday. Further details weren’t immediately available.

Officials across Florida are warning people to keep generators outside their homes.

Carbon monoxide from a generator is also suspected in the death of a man in Miami. And authorities say another dozen people were treated for carbon monoxide on Tuesday in Polk and Brevard counties.



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