Two Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Two people are in the hospital after being exposed to Carbon Monoxide. The father and son called 911 when they began feeling sick at their duplex near 79th & England on Tuesday night.
When firefighters arrived at the home, they found both people suffering from CO poisoning. Fire crews traced the cause to a generator that was running in the garage. The duplex was without power and the resident was using the generator to run a heater and some appliances.
The Carbon Monoxide readings in the house were more than 20 times what is considered dangerous. The people living at the home didn’t have a Carbon Monoxide detector.
This is the second time in less than 24 hours that Overland Park residents have had dangerously close calls with carbon monoxide poisoning.