• Carbon monoxide from generator kills 1, hospitalizes 3 in Daytona Beach

    By: Jason Kelly


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - One person was killed and three others were hospitalized early Wednesday after they were poisoned by carbon monoxide from a generator in a home, the Daytona Beach Fire Department said.

    A friend discovered three unconscious adults at about 4:45 a.m. in a home on South Keech Street, agency spokeswoman Sasha Staton said.

    A generator was running in the home and a door was slightly open, she said.

    "They were very friendly. They helped us move. They were good people," neighbor Jason Boreilli said.

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    Firefighters said the friend and a Daytona Beach police officer pulled the victims from the home and they were taken to a hospital, where one of them died.

    The friend of the victims was taken to the hospital to be treated for moderate exposure and the police officer was assessed for mild exposure, Staton said. He has been released from the hospital.

    The two people found in the home were transferred to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where they'll be placed into a hyperbaric chamber to remove the carbon monoxide from their blood.

    Three people died and four others were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon suffering suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator at an Orange County home, deputies said.

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    Six adults and two children were hospitalized Tuesday morning after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a Titusville home, where firefighters found a generator running in a closed garage.

    "The Daytona Beach Fire Department strongly urges everyone that is still without power and using a generator to please keep the generators outside of the house," Staton said. "Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless poisonous gas that can cause sudden illness and death if too much is inhaled."

    Firefighters said generators should be kept outside homes and garages, away from open doors, windows, vents and air intakes.

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    "If you are running a generator and begin to feel sick, dizzy, light-headed, or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please get fresh air immediately," Staton said.

    Officials said homeowners should outfit their home with a carbon monoxide detector, especially if they're using a generator to weather power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.

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