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.
An elementary school in Mayfair was evacuated and dozens of students were taken to the hospital following a carbon monoxide leak on Tuesday morning.
Dave Schrader, spokesman for the local Red Cross, says the organization has responded to a handful of calls within the past month — the most recent one when carbon monoxide fumes chased a family from their home on Wednesday night in Coatesville.
A woman and her dog were killed Friday following an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in an Abington home, according to police.
It appears the two were overcome by carbon monoxide from a generator running in the basement of their vacation home.
Investigators in Delaware County believe a generator running without any ventilation is to blame for the carbon monoxide deaths of two men.
Five workers at a southern New Jersey farm were hospitalized Sunday after being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes.