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Toxic gas forces evacuation at Pa. apartments

Two people were hospitalized because of the high CO levels


The Philadelphia Inquirer

POTTSTOWN, Pa. — Fire officials in Montgomery County said high carbon monoxide levels in a Pottstown apartment was responsible for sending two people to the hospital and the evacuation of 30 others.

Just before 5 a.m., police were called to the 25 N. Franklin Street complex by hospital officials alerting them to a possible problem. Earlier a man and woman had driven themselves to the hospital. Medical tests revealed high reading for the toxic gas, said Fire Chief Richard Lengel.

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