MONROE, Conn. -- Monroe fire officials are crediting a carbon monoxide detector with saving the lives of residents of a Moose Hill Road home on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters were called at about 7 a.m. after a report of smoke in the basement of the residence, according to a Facebook post. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that the carbon monoxide readings were in excess of 120 parts per million (ppm), which is a dangerous level.
The residents didn't need to be hospitalized.Fire Marshal William Davin warns all residents that a working carbon monoxide detector can save lives and said this was the second carbon monoxide incident in the town in the past two months.
Fire officials urge that with heating units working harder with the arrival of cold weather, residents should have working carbon monoxide detectors on each level of their homes.
In addition, smoke detectors should be on every level and in every bedroom. Residents with questions should contact the Monroe Office of the Fire Marshal at 203-452-2807.
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