Two Women Sent to Hospital With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
“Two women could have died in Whale Gulch today,” said Cheryl Antony, Public Information Officer for Shelter Cove Fire. “One woke up and just felt terrible…[She was] feeling dizzy and fell…She hurt her shoulder…”
The woman woke up her roommate and the two escaped the house. They were both taken to the hospital in the ambulance. “They gave them lots of oxygen,” Antony said.
She warned, “This could happen to anyone who has a stove that malfunctions. You could sleep through…and never wake up.” She added, “[Firefighters are] always telling people to get smoke detectors but they should get carbon monoxide detectors, too.”
She pointed out that they are cheap (mostly less than $20) and as carbon monoxide is mostly odorless, they can save your life.
If you do have a carbon monoxide detector, be sure to install it correctly, she pointed out. “Carbon monoxide tends to go down,” she said. “They should be installed anywhere within about three feet of the floor.”