Carbon monoxide poisoning at east side home sends 8 people to hospital

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 15, 2015) – Eight people ended up at IU Health Methodist Hospital Thursday after a case of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Emergency crews responded after receiving a 911 call from the east side home in the 1800 block of Mutz Drive early Thursday morning, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Firefighters and medics were initially told that a car may have been left running in the garage, although that didn’t appear to be the case. Tests showed carbon monoxide levels were more than four times the normal level. The home did not have a working carbon monoxide detector.

Of the eight patients, six of them walked out of the house under their own power. One adult was found unconscious upstairs, IFD said. The patients included three children and five adults.

Firefighters turned off the furnace and the water heater. Citizens Energy also shut off gas to the home.

IFD said it was unclear where the carbon monoxide originated from.

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