Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says to take a good look at your barbecue grill before lighting it up.
A suspected carbon monoxide leak lead to a fire and then explosion inside a residence in Philadelphia early Thursday morning.
Two people were transported to the hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning after reportedly using a grill to heat their home.
The incident was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday at 13th and Lombard Streets.
It happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the unit block of Loggers Mill Road in Horsham.
An undetected threat is growing in our area. With widespread power outages, the number of carbon monoxide cases is growing.
Across the Delaware Valley, around 50 people have been sickened by carbon monoxide fumes as of Thursday afternoon, with Chester County leading the way.
Chester County Emergency Management says so far they have 25 cases, including the seven mentioned above, of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Engine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.
Firefighters were called to the home in the 4900 block of North Warnock Street around 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
Investigators believe carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for the deaths of a family of four whose bodies were found at a Bucks County home late Monday night.
It was around 5:30 a.m. Monday when authorities were called to the North Apartments in Pottstown for the report of a possible carbon monoxide leak.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there’s been another deadly case of carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable generator. A little girl is hospitalized, her grandfather is dead, two others in the family barely survived.
Danger from the storm didn’t end when the wind and rain died down. Some injuries occur in the aftermath.
A 90-year-old woman was found dead in her Montgomery County home Tuesday night.