Carbon monoxide leak in Springfield sends three to the hospital
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
A Springfield resident was sent to the hospital after their furnace leaked carbon monoxide.
It happened at the 1900 block of South Second Street around 2 a.m. Sunday.
When fire crews arrived, they had to evacuate the family of three immediately.
Two adults and one child were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.
City fire marshal says it was a very close call for the family, and if they had slept through the night they would have been dealing with a different situation.
Officials urge residents to check their carbon monoxide detectors to avoid situations like this.