Family taken to hospital, used barbecue grill to warm home
PHOENIX — A family of four was taken to a Phoenix hospital early Tuesday possibly suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning after using a barbecue grill to warm their apartment.
The unidentified family was found in varying medical conditions a ground-floor unit at a complex near 30th Street and Indian School Road. A spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department said a man in the apartment was unconscious and that the woman had reportedly had seizures.
The children — an infant and a 4-year-old — didn’t show any signs of harm from breathing the colorless, odorless gas. Signs of carbon-monoxide poisoning include dizziness, headache, nausea and difficulty breathing.
Two crews arrived at the unit around 5 a.m., one responding to a call about a woman having seizures and the other about a “fire alarm indicator” that turned out to be a carbon-monoxide alarm.
No other details were immediately available.
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