Two rescued from Witheridge carbon monoxide leak

TWO people and two dogs were rescued by fire fighters from a house at Witheridge last night (Thursday) after a carbon monoxide leak. One person was taken to hospital by ambulance after fire crews from Witheridge and Chulmleigh donned breathing apparatus t

TWO people and two dogs were rescued by fire fighters from a house at Witheridge last night (Thursday) after a carbon monoxide leak.

One person was taken to hospital by ambulance after fire crews from Witheridge and Chulmleigh donned breathing apparatus to get them and their animals out of the house at Butts Close just after 8pm.

The deadly carbon monoxide had leaked from a wood burner and fire crews administered first aid to the casualties whilst waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

Crews used a fan to ventilate the property and a gas detector to monitor the levels of carbon monoxide.


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Carbon monoxide alarms can be fitted in the home for as little as �15. For more information visit www.becarbonmonoxideaware.com or telephone 0870 401 2254 or 2258.

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