Fairfield family fine after carbon monoxide scare

Emergency crews rushed four people to the hospital Wednesday after dangerously high carbon monoxide levels were found in their home.The Fairfield Fire Department says it

FAIRFIELD - Emergency crews rushed four people to the hospital Wednesday after dangerously high carbon monoxide levels were found in their home.

The Fairfield Fire Department says it received a call at around 6:40 a.m. saying residents of the home on Mountain Laurel Road were feeling sick, possibly with carbon monoxide poisoning.

The fire department responded and evacuated two adults and two children, ages 2 and 4, from the home. Emergency crews rushed the victims to Bridgeport Hospital.

?We found over 300 parts per million, which is a high reading of carbon monoxide within a home,? says Assistant Chief Chris Tracy, of the Fairfield Fire Department.

As the holidays approach, Tracy says a carbon monoxide detector for the home could be the gift that saves lives.

Bridgeport Hospital says the two adults and two children are expected to be released Wednesday evening.

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