Seattle: carbon monoxide affects 7 peopleOctober 30, 2013 @ 9:46 pm
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle fire and police officials say seven people affected by high carbon monoxide levels at a north Seattle condo building were taken to hospitals.
The seven included a Seattle police officer who helped in the rescue effort Wednesday evening.
Detective Jeff Kappel said two men were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. He said police continue to investigate.
Fire Department Lt. Sue Stangl says several of those affected were sent to Virginia Mason Medical Center, which has a hyperbaric chamber for oxygen therapy. Stangl said only the two men in critical condition showed signs of significant impairment.
Stangl says a man and a woman returning to their condo smelled auto exhaust and knocked at the door of a nearby unit. In the condo, they found two men unconscious and called 911. The couple helped a responding officer pull one man outside. Firefighters rescued the other.
Two other residents were also sent for treatment.
Stangl says high levels of carbon monoxide were found in the six-unit building.
Odorless carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and death.
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